32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  20​h
1
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rawai, Phuket
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
Drive + ferry:  14​h 45​min
7
Ko Chang
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunrise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Pattaya Beach and Ko Lipe. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lipe trip planner .

London, UK to Ko Lipe is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Ko Lipe reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Get outdoors at Koh Rok Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town and stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta vacation tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Lipe in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
nights
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nordic Fashion. Let the collections at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Phuket Aquarium capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rawai side-trips: Phuket Town (Kayaking & Canoeing & Monkey Hill), Wat Ban Ko Si Rea (in Ratsada) and Sangtham Shrine (in Talat Yai). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Harn Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and make a splash at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rawai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket Aquarium
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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project ©
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get in touch with nature at Phang Nga Elephant Park and Tup Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Railay View Point and Chicken Island. Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Phang Nga Bay in Ao Phang Nga National Park--about 2 hours away. On the 28th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rawai to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Phang Nga Elephant Park
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Zipline. Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

6
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.
Visit Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chiang Man for their historical value. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline will get you outdoors. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). There's still lots to do: get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pan Tao, examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and stop by Arun Thai Natural.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bang Bao Beach. Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: stroll through Lonely Beach, admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, and look for gifts at G. Armani Fashion.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Chang tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Chang in 15 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, Ko Chang is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Bang Bao Beach ©
Bang Bao Beach

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