23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Maret
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester


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5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai vacation planner .

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 37°C and lows about 25°C. You'll set off for Patong on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Spas
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Patong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), let the kids burn off some steam at Holiday Inn Krabi Ao Nang Beach Kid's Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krabi Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Maret

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
On the 30th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Chaweng Beach, then stop by Bowtiful Jewellery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Maret visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Maret takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Maret, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bophut, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
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Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Family-friendly places like Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Maret to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ko Phi Phi Don when traveling from Maret in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kids will enjoy Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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