60 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Bahrain Itinerary

60 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Bahrain Itinerary

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60 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Bahrain Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
11
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
12
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
13
Manama, Bahrain
— 6 nights
End: Manama, Bahrain

4
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Rai side-trips: Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong), Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park & 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น) and Doi Tung Royal Villa (in Mae Fa Luang). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, stroll through Ban Kae Phayao, take in the exciting artwork at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd, and relax in the rural setting at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Chiang Rai is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Indochina Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Manama in December, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Ban Kae Phayao, Wat Phra Kaew, Doi Tung Royal Villa
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

5
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 out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To plan Chiang Mai vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) (in Pattaya). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wat Maha That, The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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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
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Pete Maze, then don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

Plan a trip to Khao Yai National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, and Head underground at Deer Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Yai National Park to Gunung Mulu National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Khao Yai National Park to Gunung Mulu National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: The Huskitory (in Melaka) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, The Huskitory
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, stroll through Salad Beach, and get your game on at Playground and Cafe.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan travel route builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ko Pha Ngan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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 17th (Fri), stop by May & Co. General Store and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao travel website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krabi Town: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Ander's Collection, and head off the coast to Poda Island.

Plan my trip to Krabi Town with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Phang Nga
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

5
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 wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Ko Lanta on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

5
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at New Valentino.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manama.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

6
nights
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Step out of Manama to go to Sakhir and see Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain, don't miss a visit to King Fahd Causeway, take a stroll through Bab el-Bahrain Souk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manama trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Patong to Manama by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Patong to Manama due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Patong, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Manama, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manama

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Al Muharraq, Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, King Fahd Causeway, The Raven's Nest Board Game Cafe
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:
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Wahooo! Waterpark ©
Wahooo! Waterpark
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain

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