19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Myanmar & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + 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.
On the 12th (Wed), get outside with Shwe-gyu-gyi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananda Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Bulethi, delve into the distant past at Bagan Temples, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagan online trip itinerary maker.

Tokyo, Japan to Bagan is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Myanmar Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow 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): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), stroll around Lumpini Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bagan to Bangkok is 0.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Kut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) ©
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

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.
On the 16th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through The Old Trees, then stroll through Klong Chao Beach, 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: take in the dramatic scenery at Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Khlong Chao Waterfalls, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ban Ao Yai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Kut road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Kut takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ko Kut, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Kut

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Khlong Chao Waterfalls ©
Khlong Chao Waterfalls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall ©
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall

1
night
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then stop by The Boss Collection, and finally experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ko Kut to Ko Lanta with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay and then stroll through Ko Bida Nok.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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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 Karon View Point and Nai Harn Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., look for gifts at New Boss Collection Tailor, and get a new perspective on things with Sail On.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong attractions app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon, Sail On
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khao Ra and Wat Khao Tham. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip tool.

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 ferry, bus, and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khao Ra ©
Khao Ra
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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