23 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

23 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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3
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Rescue Park. Get some historical perspective at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chiang Mai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Montreal, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maya Bay and Long Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Tong Bay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, Head underground at Viking Cave, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and stroll through Nui Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visiting Shark Diving and Long Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Lanta Klong Nin Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, look for gifts at The Tiger Collections, and stroll through Diamond Cliff Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta planning 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 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Shark Diving
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong sightseeing tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, explore the world behind art at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Asia Comic Cultural Museum, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, then examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, then learn more about the world around you at Tech Dome Penang, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our George Town sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Patong to George Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Vimanmek Mansion. The Grand Palace and Woodland Muangmai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Chan Kasem National Museum & Wat Mahathat) and Jesada Technik Museum (in Nakhon Chai Si). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, examine the collection at The National Museum Bangkok, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker app .

Getting from George Town to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Nakhon Chai Si
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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