22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  8​h 15​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Queenstown

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Amazonas Beachwear. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Samrong Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Bophut is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Queenstown to Bophut. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Wat Plai Laem
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Daeng Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Unseen Tours Koh Tao and Lighthouse Bay. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao journey tool .

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Visit Haad Khom and Ao Plai Laem for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yuan Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan travel route website .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, then stroll through Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and then delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ko Lanta, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Long Beach, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Sane, get great views at Karon View Point, then tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Andys Scuba Diving Phuket.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rawai holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Rawai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Transportation Wildlife

Side Trips

Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Karon View Point
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket ©
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket
Phuket Golf Leisure ©
Phuket Golf Leisure

1
night
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Wat Chang Lom, don't miss a visit to Wat Si Chum, delve into the distant past at Wat Sa Si, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally stroll through Sukhothai Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rawai to Sukhothai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum

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 Jim Thompson House and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Siam Paragon. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sukhothai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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