24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

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24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Wongwan Strawberry Farm (in Samoeng). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be somewhat warmer, around 63°F, while days are warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wongwan Strawberry Farm, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally enjoy some diversion at Phangan Tennis Club.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Chiang Mai in February, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tennis Koh Phangan ©
Tennis Koh Phangan
Spas

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In February in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Koh Tao in February, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Mosquito Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then stop by World Fashion Suits. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Long Beach, then steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip website .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. March in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Freedom Beach, and stop by Dress Men Fashion.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Patong, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Maha That, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in March, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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