31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  25 h
1
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
5
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
8
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
9
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
10
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
11
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Austin

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Historic City of Ayutthaya. Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet for their historical value. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount), Wat Chaiwatthanaram, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, stop by Raja's Fashions, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khaosan Road.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Bangkok planning tool.

Austin, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Bangkok is 13 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Austin in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach 87°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

2
nights
Pattaya

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Yansangwararam, and then examine the collection at Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the world behind art at Frost Magical Ice of Siam.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pattaya trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Yansangwararam
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Yansangwararam ©
Wat Yansangwararam
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth

2
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Philatelic Museum, then stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, and then stroll through Elephant Rescue Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Puak Tam.

Make your Chiang Mai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Pattaya in December, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and get outside with Khao Ra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Ko Pha Ngan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

2
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
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 1st (Fri): look and learn at Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery, look for gifts at World Fashion, then see the interesting displays at International Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bangsak Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sai Rung Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Combat 360X Muay Thai, MMA And Fitness, then kick back and relax at Coconut Beach, then stroll through Pak Weep Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak road trip planning tool.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Khao Lak by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, Khao Lak is little chillier at night with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Takua Pa
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Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery ©
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery
International Tsunami Museum ©
International Tsunami Museum

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Patong Beach, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yanui Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tri Trang Beach, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Drive from Khao Lak to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Yanui Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 5th (Tue), head off the coast to Mosquito Island, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town.

You can plan Ko Lanta trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe
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 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanom Beach, head off the coast to Ko Lipe, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ko Lipe tour planning website.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lipe can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Koh Lao Lading. You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town online attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Lipe in January, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
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 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cobra Show Thailand, then get outside with Taling Ngam Muay Thai, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chinese Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Cove Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut road trip tool.

Getting from Krabi Town to Bophut by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Taling Ngam Muay Thai, Chinese Temple
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Coral Cove Beach ©
Coral Cove Beach

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