30 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

30 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to AA Marine Pier Laem Nga, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai holiday planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Chiang Mai. In May, Chiang Mai is warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 97°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Sam Collection.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Patong visit planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in May: highs in Patong hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 21st (Sun), browse the exhibits of KoKo Gallery, stop by Classic International Suits, and then get a new perspective on things with The Life Aquatic. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Mae Nam Morning Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anantara Spa.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bophut online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in May, with lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture, head outdoors with Khao Ra, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha-Ngan travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan in 1.5 hours. In May in Ko Pha-Ngan, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 27th (Sat), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Boracay.
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Boracay, Philippines — 5 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at 1Boracay. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Crocodile Island, hunt for treasures at Bamboo Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ilig Iligan Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Boracay trip builder site.

Getting from Bangkok to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Boracay is 1 hour. Traveling from Bangkok in May, you will find days in Boracay are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines — 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Stellar Grounds, stroll through Tubbataha Reef, and then stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Puerto Princesa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.
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