19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly + taxi:  12​h
1
Bagan, Myanmar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  6​h
3
Ko Kut, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo, Japan

2
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get outside with Shwe-gyu-gyi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bulethi, then delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan visit planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Bagan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tokyo to Bagan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bagan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Bagan Temples ©
Bagan Temples
Balloon Rides
Ananda Temple ©
Ananda Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumpini Park, look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Kut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Ko Kut, Thailand

Ko Kut ©
Ko Kut, a group of islands off the eastern shore of Thailand, remains a quiet holiday retreat with undeveloped beaches, calm waters, and a pristine jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at The Old Trees, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Khlong Chao, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Klong Chao waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Khlong Chao Waterfalls, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Ban Ao Yai.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Kut vacation builder app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, taxi, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Kut takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ko Kut are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Kut

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Khlong Chao Waterfalls ©
Khlong Chao Waterfalls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Klong Chao waterfall ©
Klong Chao waterfall

1
night
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, then identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, then stop by The Boss Collection, and finally experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Ko Kut to Ko Lanta with the Route module. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, make a splash at Aquaride, and then head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Promthep Cape Light House. Venture out of the city with trips to Rawai (Phuket Golf Leisure & New Boss Collection), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Sail On.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Patong online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural Kite Park and First Bow & Arrow Club Koh Phangan. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, try for a hole-in-one at Phangan Adventure MiniGolf, and kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan holiday maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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