60 days in Thailand, Myanmar & Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Thailand, Myanmar & Malaysia Itinerary

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60 days in Thailand, Myanmar & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  17​h
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Ngapali, Myanmar
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45​min
10
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 6 nights
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
11
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
12
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thai Elephant Home and Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Chom Thong (Wachirathan Falls & Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Mae Rim (Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park & Siam Insect Zoo). There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai vacation planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Chiang Mai to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ngapali.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Chom Thong, Mae Taeng, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

1
day
Ngapali, Myanmar

Ngapali ©
Combining traditional rural charms with an ever-growing beach resort vibe, the fishing village of Ngapali stands out as a highlight of Myanmar's west coast.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngapali Beach, then stop by MiMi Souvenir Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanthaya Beach, and finally make a trip to Linthar English School.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ngapali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Ngapali takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ngapali

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ngapali Beach ©
Ngapali Beach
MiMi Souvenir Shop ©
MiMi Souvenir Shop

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bang Saen Beach and Woodland Muangmai. Venture out of the city with trips to Nakhon Pathom (Nikanti Golf Club & Wat Phra Pathom Chedi), Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging) (in Samut Sakhon) and Damnoen Saduak (Malai Ostrich Farm & Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village). The adventure continues: get your game on at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok, admire the natural beauty at King Rama IX Park, walk around Wachira Benchathat Park (Rot Fai Park), and stop by Bangkok Fashion Center.

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Explore your travel options from Ngapali to Bangkok with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Damnoen Saduak, Nakhon Pathom, Bang Saen Beach, Woodland Muangmai, Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging)
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Bang Saen Beach ©
Bang Saen Beach
Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging) ©
Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging)
Thermal Spas

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haad Khom and Haad Chao Phao Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Plai Laem and Rin Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Gruad Beach, let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach, and pick up some new kitchen skills with C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom
Leela Beach ©
Leela Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sai Daeng Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lighthouse Bay and Hin Wong Bay. There's lots more to do: stroll through Chalok Baan Kao Beach, stay fit while traveling at Koh Tao CrossFit, kick back and relax at Ao Thian Ok, and take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In December in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lighthouse Bay ©
Lighthouse Bay
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Choeng Mon Beach and Samrong Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Samui Football Golf Club. Explore Bophut's surroundings by going to Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom (in Taling Ngam), Khanom Beach (in Khanom) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Maret). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Cove Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, stop by Boss International Suits, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bophut trip itinerary planning app .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Scuba & Snorkeling, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Khanom Beach
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

5
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: Koh Lao Lading and Ao Tha Lane. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint (in Tha Yu) and Speed Boats Tours (in Khao Lak). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Phra Nang, stop by Alex's Fashion, get interesting insight from Tours, and get great views at Khao Ngon Nak.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, Speed Boats Tours
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Spas

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Yanui Beach and Kamala Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Monkey Hill. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Rawai Beach in Rawai, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bang Tao Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Paradise Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip maker website .

Drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Phuket, Rawai, Kamala Beach, Spas
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Off-Road Tours
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Laem Tong Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Nui Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

6
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
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 Diamond Cliff Beach. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Nui Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai).

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta road trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Ko Lipe, Thailand

Ko Lipe ©
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 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe visit planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

7
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Langkawi Geopark. You'll get in some beach time at Tengah Beach and Shark Bay Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm, and kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lipe to Langkawi by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
The Els Club Teluk Datai ©
The Els Club Teluk Datai

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