40 days in Thailand Itinerary

40 days in Thailand Itinerary

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40 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
2
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
6
Pattaya
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
10
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
12
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra Singh and Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 37°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Klong Plu Waterfall and White Sand Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Koh Chang Milano Fashion, browse the different shops at Fashion Koh Chang, find something for the whole family at Zip N Zorb Adventure Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Chang trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Chang by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Chang can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

3
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Ko Chang to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Spas
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Kanchanaburi

The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Bridge Over the River Kwai, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erawan Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Kwai, see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and finally stroll through Sawadi Saiyok Jungle Adventure.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Kanchanaburi trip planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bangkok in November since evenings lows in Kanchanaburi dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Erawan Falls, Sawadi Saiyok Jungle Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Erawan Falls ©
Erawan Falls
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Hua Hin Beach and Hutsadin Elephant Foundation. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Wat Khao Sanam Chai, do a tasting at Monsoon Valley Vineyard, and look for gifts at Smart Fashion Hua Hin.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hua Hin tour itinerary site .

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Hua Hin

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Vana Nava Water Jungle ©
Vana Nava Water Jungle
Hua Hin Beach ©
Hua Hin Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then head off the coast to Koh Lan (Coral Island), then make a trip to Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and finally admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jomtien Beach, admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, and then buy something for everyone on your list at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pattaya driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Hua Hin to Pattaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Pattaya

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Koh Lan (Coral Island) ©
Koh Lan (Coral Island)
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

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 discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks. On the 29th (Thu), spend a cool day on the water with Nautiness Sailing. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamai Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pattaya to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Ko Samui
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, stroll through Salad Beach, and stop by Sugar & Spice.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online sightseeing planner .

Ko Pha Ngan is just a stone's throw from Bophut. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koh Nang Yuan and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Koh Tao trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Tup Island. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Phra Nang, explore the fascinating underground world of Phra Nang Cave, and kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town journey planning tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koh Tao in December since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Haa Island
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Bamboo Island. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. 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 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Animal Welfare. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, stroll through Long Beach, get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, and stop by Fashion Point.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Wat Chalong & Phuket Big Buddha), Promthep Cape (in Rawai) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Karon View Point, head outdoors with Patong Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Suit Master.

Start your trip to Patong by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Chalong, Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Niphon's Rich Collection, Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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