46 days in Laos & Thailand Itinerary

46 days in Laos & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Halong Bay, Vietnam
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  6 h
1
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Vang Vieng, Laos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
5
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6 h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
8
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h
9
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
10
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
11
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
12
Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Fes, Morocco


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3
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
COPE Visitor Centre has been added to your itinerary. Phat Tich Temple and Wat That Foon will appeal to history buffs. Head to Morning Market and Vientiane Organic Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: stroll around Buddha Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Vientiane Orchidees, and enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vientiane day trip planning tool.

Halong Bay, Vietnam to Vientiane is an approximately 7- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Morning Market ©
Morning Market
Phat Tich Temple ©
Phat Tich Temple

3
nights
Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Get outdoors at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Pha Ngern View Point and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang.

Plan trip to Vang Vieng with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Vientiane to Vang Vieng takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Wat Kang ©
Wat Kang

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Luang Prabang Night Market. Step out of the city life by going to Kuang Si Waterfall and Kuang Si Butterfly Farm. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Xiengthong.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Wildlife Nature
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Take a break from the city and head to Doi Inthanon National Park and Elephant Rescue Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and hunt for treasures at Tha Pae Walking Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai travel route planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon National Park, Tha Pae Walking Street
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Ko Samet, Thailand

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ao Kiu Na Nok and then kick back and relax at Ao Prao Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Samet vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet. In August in Ko Samet, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai

5
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Asiatique The Riverfrontfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Worrachettharam). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Wat Khao Tham ©
Wat Khao Tham

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ao Tanot Bay and Koh Nang Yuan. Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Sairee Beach for some beach relaxation.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sairee Beach ©
Sairee Beach
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
We've included these beaches for you: Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Krabi Town, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Nui Beach
Nui Beach

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 17th (Thu), browse the different shops at Jungceylon. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Banana Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Jungceylon ©
Jungceylon

4
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
We've included these beaches for you: Chaweng Beach and Maenam Beach. Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and kick back and relax at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut road trip planning app.

Getting from Patong to Bophut by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bophut, with lows of 31°C. You will leave for Phuket Town on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), Lamai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

4
nights
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.
Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and Ao Sane Beach. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Phuket, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Naka Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town tour builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Phuket Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Phuket Town when traveling from Bophut in September, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

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