16 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

16 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand & Laos Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + bus:  22​h
1
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  10​h 15​min
2
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
6
Ko Chang, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
7
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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1
night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Ko Pha Ngan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, things will get much warmer in Ko Pha Ngan: highs are around 37°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Lipe, Thailand

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 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then stroll through Pattaya Beach, and then head off the coast to Koh Hin Ngam. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then head outdoors with Sunrise Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lipe in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then kick back and relax at Phra Ae Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Lipe in March, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Ko Lanta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Phra Ae Beach ©
Phra Ae Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In March in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours Adventure Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Bring the kids along to Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Phuket Trickeye Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town journey maker .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. March in Phuket Town sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Freedom Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

1
night
Ko Chang, Thailand

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Prao Beach, and then stroll through White Sand Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Chang trip planner .

Getting from Phuket Town to Ko Chang by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Ko Chang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

1
night
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, then stop by Caruso Lao, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, make a trip to Old Quarter Luang Prabang, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Chang to Luang Prabang in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Chang in April, Luang Prabang is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park ©
Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park
Old Quarter Luang Prabang ©
Old Quarter Luang Prabang

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