18 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  12​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
2
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Hong Kong, China

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, pause for some photo ops at Lantau island, and get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong visit planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hong Kong is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 38°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Food Tours
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Walking tours

3
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok travel 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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 8th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and then learn and have fun at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and then cool off at Aquaride.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ko Phi Phi Don when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then get your game on at Phuket Kart, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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