24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand travel route planner

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Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Khao Lak
— 1 night
Drive
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ferry
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

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 discover tucked-away gems like Siam Rice Thai Cookery School and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to 333 Shooting Range Mae Rim in Mae Rim--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok.

Plan trip to Chiang Mai with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Khao Lak

— 1 night
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Khao Lak when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Karon View Point. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, make a trip to Patong Beach, and find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

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

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, then kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing website.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by The Boss Collection, and finally view the masterpieces at Lanta Art.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Ko Lipe

— 1 night
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Lipe trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore hidden gems such as Poda Island and Tup Island. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, see some colorful creatures with Sea Gypsy Divers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and get great views at Railay View Point.

Before you visit Krabi Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
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 14th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Classic International Suits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bophut attractions planning app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Classes
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 discover tucked-away gems like Wat Suthat and Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, make a trip to Wat Pho, and stop by Bangkok Fashion Center.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.