My girlfriend and I are planning on spending some time in Hong Kong and Thailand and are looking for suggestions to fit in the right stuff in our short(ish) time frame. We fly in and out of Hong Kong, direct from San Francisco. We get into HK early morning on Saturday May 26 and leave back to SF late at night June 9. As of now the plan is to stay in HK until Monday (2 days/nights) and then fly into Thailand with travel there for 11 or 12 days. We are thinking of staying in Chiang Mai and Bangkok during the first week and spending some times in the islands during the second half before flying back to HK to leave.
Has anyone flown into Chiang Mai from HK or is it better to go into Bangkok?
How much time is the right amount and any must dos?
Any suggestions on what the weather might be like at that time and what Islands to visit (we heard that the islands on the east coast like Koh Sumui and Koh Tao were less likely to see rain during this time)?
Thanks for the help!