22 days in Thailand, Laos & Myanmar Itinerary

22 days in Thailand, Laos & Myanmar Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand, Laos & Myanmar Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Vientiane, Laos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
9
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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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
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Buddha Park, take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, then pause for some photo ops at Wat That Luang Neua, and finally steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang).

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vientiane trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Vientiane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. August in Vientiane sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vientiane

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Morning Market ©
Morning Market
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

2
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xieng Thong, then admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip maker .

Getting from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

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.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and stop by Mesimu.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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.
On the 12th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip maker .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, Ko Phi Phi Don is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

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

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Bangla Road, then explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, and finally get your game on at Phuket Kart. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, stop by Dress Men Fashion, then browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Kandawgyi Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Botahtaung Pagoda, then appreciate the history behind Shwedagon Pagoda, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhtatgyi Buddha. On the next day, putt your heart out at SWING High Definition Golf and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shwedagon Pagoda ©
Shwedagon Pagoda
Botahtaung Pagoda ©
Botahtaung Pagoda

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