37 days in Thailand & Pokolbin Itinerary

37 days in Thailand & Pokolbin Itinerary

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37 days in Thailand & Pokolbin Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
10
Pokolbin, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Railay Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town attractions planner .

Semarang, Indonesia to Krabi Town is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

4
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, cool off at Aquaride, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, get outside with Ko Ha Yai, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta visit planning website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm ©
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm
Ko Ha Yai ©
Ko Ha Yai

4
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phang Nga Bay (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Patong vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Fun & Games Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. August in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall and then head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Khao Yai National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Mahathat
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Pokolbin, Australia

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bimbadgen Winery. On the 1st (Sun), learn about winemaking at Bimbadgen Winery, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bangkok to Pokolbin takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in September, you will find days in Pokolbin are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Newcastle, Nelson Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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