31 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Turkey Itinerary

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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Manavgat, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
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Langkawi, Malaysia — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art In Paradise and Wat Wanararm. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Cenang Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Langkawi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, you will find days in Langkawi are much colder (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bophut.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Bophut, Thailand — 3 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Plai Laem and 100 Degrees East Dive Team. Relax by the water at Choeng Mon Beach and Maenam Beach. Step out of Bophut to go to Maret and see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bophut trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Bophut in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Bophut due to the time zone difference. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through The Secret Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Historic City of Ayutthaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online journey planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Side Trip

Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Fly from Bangkok to Istanbul in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In July, Istanbul is little chillier than Bangkok - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Fethiye.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Fethiye, Turkey — 3 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Xanthos Antik Kenti. Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Dalyan Nehri (in Marmaris) and Patara Beach (in Patara). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fethiye online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: highs in Fethiye hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Antalya.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey — 3 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get some historical perspective at Phaselis and Hadrian's Gate. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antalya Muzesi and Lower Duden Waterfalls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Blue World Diving Center (in Tekirova) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kaleici.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antalya online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Fethiye to Antalya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Manavgat, Turkey — 2 nights

Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Side Museum and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo and then test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness.

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Drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manavgat are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Museums

Selcuk, Turkey — 5 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Ancient City of Ephesus and Trajan's Fountain will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ephesus Museum and Turkish Bath Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Grotto of the Seven Sleepers and take an in-depth tour of Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk tour app.

Fly from Manavgat to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

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.

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.