29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand route planner

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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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Taxi to Rawai
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Rawai, Phuket
— 2 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
— 3 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Pattaya
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Pattaya
— 3 nights
Bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Sukhothai
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Sukhothai
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Railay View Point and Massage Corner. On the 28th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Tup Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), stroll through Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and kick back and relax at Nopparat Thara Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Krabi Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Krabi Town, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Krabi Town is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. December in Ko Lipe sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Long Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and stop by Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

Plan trip to Ko Phi Phi Don with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Rawai, Phuket

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get great views at Karon View Point, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rawai online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rawai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through White Sand Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak trip planner.

You can drive from Rawai to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 9th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Khao Ra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. January in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wat Plai Laem. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) in Maret--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at D's SPA, enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Noi Beach, and look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut online holiday builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Pattaya

— 3 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wang Sam Sien. Step out of Pattaya to go to Si Racha and see Khao Kheow Open Zoo, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya, browse the different shops at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pattaya trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Pattaya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pattaya, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Sukhothai

— 1 night

The rising of happiness

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the distant past at King Ramkhamhaeng Monument, then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sukhothai trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Sukhothai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pattaya in January, plan for little chillier nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Chiang Mai

— 5 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 River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai holiday planner.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

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.