23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

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.
Visiting Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Zipline will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra Singh. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder .

Paris, France to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Chiang Mai is 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Paris in November, with highs in Chiang Mai at 37°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Plai Laem. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Ko Pha Ngan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 9th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally look for gifts at NEW ERA'S VIENNA.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patong online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon View Point, Nai Harn Beach
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kantiang Bay and Phra Ae Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Spend the 11th (Mon) 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 The Tiger Collections.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta road trip website .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Laem Tong Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Get outdoors at Bamboo Island and Railay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Hong Islands, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

1
night
Ko Chang

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
On the 19th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Khlong Prao Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Chang visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Chang in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Ko Chang are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Mahathat. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Ayutthaya Ruins, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planning tool .

Getting from Ko Chang to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

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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