29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Drive
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Khao Lak
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School and Wat Si Suphan. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Mesimu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore hidden gems such as Poda Island and Bamboo Island. Take a break from Krabi Town with a short trip to Ko Hong in Ao Luek, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, and head off the coast to Tup Island.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe itinerary planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lipe can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. The adventure continues: stroll through Long Beach, look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta travel route builder website.

Getting from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Lipe in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Nui Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Freedom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Patong tour builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Khao Lak

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Khao Lak itinerary planning site.

Getting from Patong to Khao Lak by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Classes · Parks · Tours
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Maenam Beach and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut road trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

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Bangkok

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Saket and Chinatown - Bangkok. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online holiday maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.