27 days in Thailand, United Arab Emirates & Seychelles Itinerary

27 days in Thailand, United Arab Emirates & Seychelles Itinerary

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27 days in Thailand, United Arab Emirates & Seychelles Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  19​h
1
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Rawai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
10
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan route planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Ko Pha Ngan, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Ko Pha Ngan, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Classic International Suits, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, stroll through Maenam Beach, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Railay View Point. Next up on the itinerary: stop by de' MARCO Fashions, Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

3
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kantiang Bay and Koh Rok Island. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. October in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Rawai, Thailand

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Karon View Point, then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and finally get great views at Promthep Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Nordic Fashion and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Rawai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Karon
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Promthep Cape ©
Promthep Cape
Spas

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, head off-road at local off-road trails, take in the waterfront at Bur Dubai Abra Dock, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planner .

Getting from Rawai to Dubai by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rawai in October; daily highs in Dubai reach 41°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubai Marina Yacht Club ©
Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Observation Deck at 300 and Etihad Towers. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Saadiyat Public Beach, explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi, browse the collection at Biblioteca da Grande Mesquita Sheikh Zayed, and make a trip to The Corniche.

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You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital ©
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Observation Deck at 300 ©
Observation Deck at 300
Etihad Towers
Etihad Towers

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Georgette, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Blague, and then kick back and relax at Anse Lazio. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Le Glacis Noir and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island online visit planner .

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Praslin Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October: highs in Praslin Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

3
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Anse and Anse Severe. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse La Reunion Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read La Digue Island trip itinerary builder site .

La Digue Island is just a stone's throw from Praslin Island. In October in La Digue Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse

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