21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h
6
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai driving holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doi Inthanon
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then stroll through Choeng Mon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, then stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bophut trip planner .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, head off the coast to Tup Island, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town online itinerary planner .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Shopping
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok. On the next day, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at World Fashion Suits, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then head off the coast to Koh Rok Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Lanta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get great views at Nai Harn Beach. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, stroll through Bottle Beach, then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

You can plan Ko Pha Ngan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

4
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll explore and learn at Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Jim Thompson House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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