10 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9 h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, thenstroll around KLCC Park, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, thenscramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur driving holiday site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then stop by Raja's Fashions.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary app.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
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 13th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thendon't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Patong Beach and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning site.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October since evenings lows in Patong dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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