37 days in Indonesia & Thailand Itinerary

37 days in Indonesia & Thailand Itinerary

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37 days in Indonesia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
+5
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  11​h 30​min
6
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 day
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
9
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
11
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
You've added Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Wat Saket. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip planning website .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

8
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 explore and learn at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Baan Tipmanee. Visit Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Pan Tao for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suan Dok, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Baan Tipmanee
Highlights from your plan
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Andaman Cultural Center. Relax by the water at Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, explore the gorgeous colors at Koh Lao Lading, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and stop by VICTORIA Fashion House.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, stroll through Ao Ton Sai, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ao Ton Sai ©
Ao Ton Sai

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Old Town. Head to Lanta Art and The Tiger Collectionsfor plenty of shopping. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta travel app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In July in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)

1
day
Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Lighthouse Bay, then kick back and relax at Sai Daeng Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao road trip planning tool .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Koh Tao by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Ko Lanta in July, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach
Lighthouse Bay ©
Lighthouse Bay

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haad Chao Phao Beach, kick back and relax at Leela Beach, and look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In July in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

1
night
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then hunt for treasures at Sunday Walking Street Market (Lard Yai). Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Hill, examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkol Nimit, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangtham Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in July, Phuket Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get outdoors at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre and Blue Point Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Balangan Beach and Melasti Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Museum PASIFIKA (in Nusa Dua) and Green Bowl Beach (in Ungasan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taman Ayun Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, examine the collection at Bali Trick Art, and make a trip to Tanah Lot Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta travel website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Kuta in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Phuket Town to Kuta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Ungasan, Soka Beach, Taman Ayun Temple, Bali Trick Art
Highlights from your plan
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then stop by AKU Boutique. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and finally Head underground at Elephant Cave Ubud.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
nights
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paddle Gili. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery and Surf Point Bongkas. The adventure continues: stop by Casa Vintage Store, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, have some family-friendly fun at Gili Golf & Bar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Agung Baiturrahman.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gili Trawangan road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ubud in July since evenings lows in Gili Trawangan dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili

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