35 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

35 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

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35 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  23​h
1
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Spas. Visiting Tanjung Rhu Beach and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

Make your Langkawi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Toronto, Canada to Langkawi is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 13 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Langkawi at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

2
nights
Ko Lipe, Thailand

With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe trip planner .

Getting from Langkawi to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. Take a break from the city and head to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and stop by The Boss Collection.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Lipe in January since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as Ko Phi Phi Le and Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Maya Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Nai Harn Beach and Nordic Fashion. Get in touch with nature at Freedom Beach and Patong Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Scuba & Snorkeling, Nai Harn Beach, Nordic Fashion, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Head to de' MARCO Fashions and Dao Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and head outdoors with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and The Secret Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Mango Mojito Shoes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic City of Ayutthaya and The Grand Palace. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok journey planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Historic City of Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

7
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Shop till you drop at Mae Hia Fresh Market and Mesimu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in February, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thai Elephant Home, Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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