31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Train to Kanchanaburi
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Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hua Hin
— 3 nights
Taxi to Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin, Ferry to Pattaya
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Pattaya
— 2 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
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the pleasant sights at Doi Pui Mong Hill Tribe Village, and examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker website.

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Chiang Mai is 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in October: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kanchanaburi.

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Kanchanaburi

— 2 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, and then explore the activities along River Kwai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at ElephantsWorld, get engrossed in the history at Mallika R.E.124, and then examine the collection at Bridge Over the River Kwai.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kanchanaburi day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Hua Hin

— 3 nights
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Black Mountain Water Park. There's lots more to do: tee off at Banyan Golf Club, browse the different shops at Market Village HuaHin, learn more about the world around you at Huay Mongkol Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hua Hin trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

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Pattaya

— 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 11th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Khao Chi Chan Buddha, then don't miss a visit to Pattaya Floating Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya, then buy something for everyone on your list at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally look for gifts at Ama Fashion.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pattaya trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Pattaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Pattaya

Shopping · Nature · Museums · Parks

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Pattaya to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Salad Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Khao Ra, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then stroll through Bottle Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. October in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
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Bophut, Ko Samui

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bophut: Maret (Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) & Lamai Viewpoint). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning tool.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. October in Bophut sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Dive Ao Nang and Massage Corner. The adventure continues: look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, head off the coast to Tup Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and get great views at Railay View Point.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in October, Krabi Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder website.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 Lanta Animal Welfare and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta online tour itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. October in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Phuket Town, Phuket

— 4 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP). Venture out of the city with trips to Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach (in Kata Beach), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Karon (Spas, Karon Viewpoint, &more). The adventure continues: get great views at Promthep Cape, make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town holiday tool.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Phuket Town

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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.