36 days in Thailand Itinerary

36 days in Thailand Itinerary

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36 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mae Wang
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Pak Phli
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
10
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
11
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai vacation planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Mae Wang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Mae Wang

Mae Wang ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khun Wang Royal Project, then examine the collection at Mae Wang National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. On your second day here, get great views at Doi Inthanon.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mae Wang trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Wang in 1.5 hours. January in Mae Wang sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Mae Wang

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doi Inthanon
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Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Mae Wang National Park ©
Mae Wang National Park

1
night
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple, then cruise along Green E-bike Sukhothai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sukhothai trip planner.

You can drive from Mae Wang to Sukhothai in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

1
day
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pak Phli trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sukhothai to Pak Phli with the Route module. When traveling from Sukhothai in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pak Phli: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Parks Nature
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

4
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pak Phli to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Phangan Football Golf Club ©
Phangan Football Golf Club
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

1
night
Koh Tao

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 20th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao online trip builder .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koh Tao in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, head off the coast to Ko Jum, and contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by New Valentino, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and let little ones run wild at Kidzoona.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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