48 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

48 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

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48 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Windhoek, Namibia
Fly:  26​h
1
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 day
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Ko Samet, Thailand
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  8​h 45​min
10
Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Windhoek, Namibia

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Patong Beach and Freedom Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Karon Beach and Kata Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Shark Diving in Rawai--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and stop by Oscar Fashion.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong travel itinerary planner .

Windhoek, Namibia to Patong is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Patong is 5 hours. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Patong, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

6
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Nui Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, explore the galleries of Lanta Art, kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Saladan Pier.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Aquaride, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary maker app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Do your shopping at VICTORIA Fashion House and Dao Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online tour itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In February in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get outdoors at Salad Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Ao Plai Laem and Haad Yao Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, kick back and relax at Leela Beach, stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. February in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Shop till you drop at Mengrai Kilns and Mae Hia Fresh Market. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Ko Pha Ngan, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Mengrai Kilns ©
Mengrai Kilns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ao Wai and Ao Prao Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Cho. There's more to do: stroll through Ao Wong Duean and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thian.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Samet trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet with the Route module. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ko Samet, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wong Duean ©
Ao Wong Duean

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.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Bangkok. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Spas

4
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
We've included these beaches for you: White Beach and Ilig Iligan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Bugtongbato Beach. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Boracay Waters, stroll through Balinghai Beach, and hunt for treasures at D' Talipapa Market.

To plan Boracay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Boracay takes 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Boracay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect Boracay to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
White Beach ©
White Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling

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