33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Langkawi Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Langkawi Itinerary

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33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Langkawi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Khao Lak, Thailand
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Surat Thani, Thailand
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ang Thong, Thailand
— Few hours
Travel:  6​h
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— Few hours
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
10
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
12
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
13
Ko Lipe, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
14
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
15
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Patong Beach and Tri Trang Beach. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Like A Boss.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Patong route planning app .

Helsinki, Finland to Patong is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Helsinki to Patong. In November, Patong is much warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Phuket Town
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Tri Trang Beach ©
Tri Trang Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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hours
Khao Lak, Thailand

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Bangsak Beach and then kick back and relax at Pak Weep Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Khao Lak online route planner .

Drive from Patong to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Khao Lak, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bangsak Beach
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Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Bangsak Beach ©
Bangsak Beach

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Khao Sok National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Khao Lak to Khao Sok National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Khao Sok National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tam Nang Waterfall
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Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave) ©
Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave)
Tam Nang Waterfall ©
Tam Nang Waterfall

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hours
Surat Thani, Thailand

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phothawas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Surat Thani trip planner .

Drive from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Historic Sites
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Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
Wat Phothawas ©
Wat Phothawas

4
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visit Wat Plai Laem and Laem Sor Pagoda for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Buddha. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, stroll through Coral Cove Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bophut tour planner.

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Samui
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

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hours
Ang Thong, Thailand

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): go for a walk through Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ang Thong road trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bophut to Ang Thong. In December, daily temperatures in Ang Thong can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake)

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hours
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Ang Thong to Ko Pha Ngan with the Route module. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si). Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim to see Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and get your game on at Chiangmai Speedkart.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and then don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi vacation planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

3
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Hon Ga Choi Island ©
Hon Ga Choi Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip builder app .

You can fly from Halong Bay to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and finally make a trip to De'zone.

Make your Langkawi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Bangkok to Langkawi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Langkawi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) ©
Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave)

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nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sunrise Beach and Ko Lipe. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pattaya Beach and Sanom Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Koh Hin Ngam, and stroll through Sunset Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Langkawi to Ko Lipe in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a 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

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Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Diamond Cliff Beach. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Nui Beach. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta planner .

Getting from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

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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 Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Visiting Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Koh Lao Lading, stop by Alex's Fashion, hunt for treasures at Karbi Walking Street, and Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town visit website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Patong, Thailand

Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jungceylon ©
Jungceylon

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