29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

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29 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
+2
train + Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Ao Nang
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h 30​min
7
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
8
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Yanui Beach and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, play a few rounds at Phuket Golf Leisure, and kick back and relax at Ao Sane.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rawai tour builder website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Rawai is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Rawai is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in December; daily highs in Rawai reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon View Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Shark Diving

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Visit Diamond Cliff Beach and Phra Ae Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rawai to Ko Lanta by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Visit Maya Bay and Nui Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laem Tong Bay and Ko Bida Nok. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, stroll through Loh Moo Dee Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Alex's Fashion. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ao Nang trip planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ao Nang by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. December in Ao Nang sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Railay Beach
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ao Tanot Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Thian and tour the pleasant surroundings at John-Suwan Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Ao Nang to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Khom. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and stroll through Ao Plai Laem.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Salak Phet Temple and Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Klong Kloi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Khlong Prao Beach, admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, take in the pleasant sights at Chai Chet Beach, and stroll through Wai Chaek Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Chang road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Chang in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Ko Chang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

2
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Sukhothai Historical Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Si Chum and Phra Si Ratana Temple. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That and explore the ancient world of Wat Sa Si.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sukhothai tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Chang to Sukhothai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. December in Sukhothai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Wat Mahathat. Get in touch with nature at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and The Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

You can fly from Sukhothai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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