42 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

42 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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42 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
9
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nai Harn Beach and Monkey Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Patong visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Patong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Patong due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Patong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Phra Ae Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kantiang Bay and Lanta Animal Welfare. The adventure continues: stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, look for gifts at World Fashion Suits, and get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nui Beach and Laem Tong Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ko Phi Phi Le and Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Loh Moo Dee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Poda Island. Relax by the water at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Classic International Suits.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bophut tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Bophut sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. October in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. Get in touch with nature at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Plai Laem. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, stroll through Haad Gruad Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

4
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Art in Paradise Pattaya. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat & Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon) and Pattaya (Big Buddha Temple & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bangkok using our trip planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pattaya, Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

3
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Palace Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, and admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Luang Prabang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get a bit cooler in Luang Prabang: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm ©
Kuang Si Butterfly Farm

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Thai Elephant Home. Explore hidden gems such as Doi Inthanon and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park (in Mae Rim) and Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Chom Thong, Doi Inthanon, Thai Elephant Home
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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