31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Hat Yai, Ferry to Ko Lipe
2
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Bus
7
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
+2
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
9
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Chiang Mai — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Doi Inthanon. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai itinerary maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Chiang Mai. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lipe.
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Ko Lipe — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. On the next day, head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lipe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ko Lipe, with lows around 29°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Ko Lanta — 4 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Long Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kantiang Bay, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, and kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Ko Phi Phi Don — 4 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Loh Lana Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Ao Ton Sai. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Bida Nok.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. 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 15th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Krabi Town — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Bamboo Island and Railay Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Massage Corner and Poda Island. And it doesn't end there: stop by De' MARCO Fashions, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sawasdee Divers Krabi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khao Lak.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at John And James Fashion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Krabi Town to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Khao Lak can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Patong.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Patong, Phuket — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll get in some beach time at Freedom Beach and Yanui Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and make a trip to Patong Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong route planner.

Getting from Khao Lak to Patong by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Ko Pha Ngan — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ao Chaloklum Bay and Salad Beach. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bangkok — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and R.Boss Bespoke. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, get all the equipment you need at Rent A Scooter Bangkok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok day trip website.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Thailand travel guide

3.7
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.