31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand planner

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Taxi to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 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.
Wat Pho and The Grand Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and visit Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok travel planning website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Bangkok is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Lahore in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

Start your trip to Koh Tao by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and The Secret Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Rin Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Leela Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Choeng Mon Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Plai Laem and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Maret to see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Noi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bophut online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Bophut are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Aonang Elephant Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, see some colorful creatures with Sea Gypsy Divers, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Phra Nang, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Massage Corner.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town online trip maker.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Bundhaya Resort Spa, then head off the coast to Ko Lipe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunrise Beach.

To plan Ko Lipe vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Lipe can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Kantiang Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, stroll through Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), step off the mainland to explore Ko Rok Nok, and stop by Lanta Animal Welfare.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll get in some beach time at Loh Moo Dee Beach and Loh Lana Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and stroll through Loh Dalum Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don vacation builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Patong Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Freedom Beach and Bang Tao Beach. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Phuket 3D Museum in Talat Yai, approximately Talat Yai away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, get interesting insight from Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, get great views at Karon View Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Patong road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. In May in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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 26th (Wed): stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Khao Lak sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Patong to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Khao Lak can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Chiang Mai

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get outdoors at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, make a trip to Wat Pa Pao, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Khao Lak to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Khao Lak in May, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

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.