22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
End: Zagreb

2
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra Singh and Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and get your game on at Chiangmai Speedkart.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online route planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Zagreb to Chiang Mai. In January, Chiang Mai is much hotter than Zagreb - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Suthat and Wat Saket. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, have some family-friendly fun at Golden Axe Throw Club, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok holiday planning tool .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Plai Laem. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Sugar & Spice.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planning website .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

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 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, head off the coast to Poda Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Bamboo Island and then stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town route app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 16th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, stroll through Nui Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Maya Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kantiang Bay and Long Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Freedom Beach and Patong Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Phuket Trickeye Museum. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Monkey Hill (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Armani Fashion, buy something for everyone on your list at Banana Walk, and get great views at Karon View Point.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

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