I’ve had a lot of emails/messages lately from bloggers/travellers asking how long I think they would need to travel different places in Asia. This was one of my main questions too when trying to work out how to fit it all in in under 4 months.
So im going to post my itinerary of each country in the hope that it helps some of you.
Here is the first 45days of my travels in Thailand and my opinions/feedback.
4-7th: 3 nights in Kanchanaburi (we did a tour here that included elephants trekking, Tigers and other activities so the timing was perfect)
7-8th: overnight train to Phuket
8-12th: 4 nights in Phuket (This town reminded me a bit of Ibiza. It’s very touristy and there’s a really long bar strip. 3 nights here would’ve been enough for me)
12-15th: 3 nights in Koh Phi Phi (my favourite place. Beautiful beach and the Sunset day tour was epic: even know I was eaten alive by mosquitos)
15th – 18th 3 nights in Ko Lanta (super chill days. The only thing to do here is relax and spend a day island hopping)
18th – 21st 3 nights in Krabi (you can get a day trip to Railay and many other islands and the bar strip is long)
21st-24th 3 nights in Koh samui (unfortunately it rained here for us so there weren’t much to do)
24th-27th 3 nights in Ko Panghan (only the left part of the island is utilised. Make sure you attend a full moon party!)
27th- 4th: 8 nights in Koh Tao (we spent extra long here because we did our scuba diving course over New Years so we were delayed. The ferry was also fully booked on the day we wanted to leave! I think 5-6 nights here would be perfect)
4-5th: overnight bus to Bangkok from Chumphon; after a 2 hour boat from Koh Tao
5th-6th: 1 night in Bangkok (the overnight bus arrive at 5am so we needed this night to sleep before heading to Chaing Mai by train)
6th-9th 3 nights in Chiang Mai (perfect amount of time: ethical, elephant sanctuary, ethical tiger sanctuary, night bazaar)
9th – 13th 4 nights in Pai (too long but I got food poisoning. 2 nights would be perfect)
13th-14th: Chiang Mai (had to come back here while we waited for our Visa Approval letter for Vietnam then flew to Bangkok
14th-15th stayed overnight in Bangkok airport and departed for Vietnam at 6.30am
This is all of course, based on my opinion of each place. Taking away all the extra nights I spent in places that I don’t feel is necessary, i personally think you could do the whole of Thailand properly in 35 nights.
I will also be posting my budget and spendings in each country in future posts when I get a bit of spare time.
If you would like further advice on your travels, where to miss/where is best for certain things, feel free to drop me a comment and I’ll be happy to help!