22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

5
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've now added Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai to your itinerary. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai holiday maker website .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Chiang Mai to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 25°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off toPatong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Spas

2
nights
Mae Taeng

Mae Taeng ©
Located in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai Province, the district of Mae Taeng remains known for its natural beauty and interactive elephant experiences.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Discover how to plan a Mae Taeng trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Taeng in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mae Taeng can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Mae Taeng

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Attractions like Patong Beach and Karon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mae Taeng to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mae Taeng in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Patong, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Laem Tong Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, Head underground at Viking Cave, and stroll through Loh Lana Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

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

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 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Holiday Inn Krabi Ao Nang Beach Kid's Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town road trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang 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 appreciate attractions like Thong Nai Pan Noi and Mae Haad Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and expand your horizons at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary site .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally walk around Lumpini Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bangkok attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 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, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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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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