36 days in Thailand Itinerary

36 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Ferry
7
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
8
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
9
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Edinburgh

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Chiang Mai — 2 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.
On the 5th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker app.

Edinburgh, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in September, with highs in Chiang Mai at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, stroll through Karon Beach, and take in the waterfront at A&F Tour Travel.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip builder website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta — 3 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 13th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Chaba Massage, and have fun at Aommy nails.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta online travel route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Ton Sai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Ko Hong (in Ao Luek). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from The Dive Ao Nang, stroll through Railay Beach, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and stop by Alex's Fashion.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bophut.
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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.
Explore Bophut's surroundings by going to Na Mueang (Amazing Elephant Dung Paper & I Love Elephant Samui), Wat Khao Chedi (in Taling Ngam) and Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint (in Ang Thong). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Samui Asia Divers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Thong, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, and browse the exhibits of KoKo Gallery.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Krabi Town in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 5 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Haad Chao Phao Beach, kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and enjoy some diversion at Jungle Kids Phangan.

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Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Pha-Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao — 2 nights

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 1st (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at May & Co. General Store, and then stroll through Ao Tanot Bay. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 4 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Khao Yai National Park — 3 nights

The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, then surround yourself with nature on Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, and then don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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