40 days in Thailand Itinerary

40 days in Thailand Itinerary

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40 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly + taxi:  14​h 45​min
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
+4
ferry + foot + Fly + bus + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + train + taxi:  8​h
8
Hua Hin
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Ko Chang
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

4
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lamai Beach and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). Head to Classic International Suits and Bowtiful Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bophut: Lamai Beach (Sanjana Armani International Suit & Italian Mode Collections) and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park (in Ang Thong). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, stop by James Fashion, stroll through Chaweng Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Bophut itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Nairobi, Kenya to Bophut is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Nairobi to Bophut. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in December: high temperatures in Bophut hover around 35°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
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Lamai Beach ©
Lamai Beach
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Head to Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry and Sugar & Spicefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Plai Laem. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Ko Pha Ngan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ko Pha Ngan is very close to Bophut. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Laem Thian. Explore hidden gems such as Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Muong, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao holiday planner .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ao Tanot Bay ©
Ao Tanot Bay
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by John Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and then kick back and relax at Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ya Nui Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rawai, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, bus, and taxi from Koh Tao to Rawai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rawai, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong, John Collection
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Ya Nui Beach ©
Ya Nui Beach

5
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. Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Old Town and Kantiang Bay. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at ASALANTA, stop by The Tiger Collections, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff beach, and head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rawai to Ko Lanta takes 3 hours. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Laem Tong Bay and Monkey Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Viking Cave. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and head off the coast to Bamboo Island.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Head to de' MARCO Fashions and Uomo collectionfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Railay Beach and Phra Nang Cave will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, stop by The Giorgio Fashion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and go for a stroll along the water at Koh Lao Lading.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town online route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Krabi Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Nopparat Thara Beach ©
Nopparat Thara Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Do your shopping at The Family Tree and Carlo Collection. Explore hidden gems such as Huay Mongkol Temple and Golden Place. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Monsoon Valley Vineyard, look for gifts at Smart Fashion Hua Hin, identify plant and animal life at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hua Hin Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hua Hin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, train, and taxi from Krabi Town to Hua Hin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. January in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Hua Hin

#Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Hua Hin Beach ©
Hua Hin Beach
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation ©
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple

4
nights
Ko Chang

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine and Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine. Do your shopping at Koh Chang Milano Fashion and G. Armani Fashion. Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Prao Beach, stroll through Kai Bae Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Neung Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Chang trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hua Hin to Ko Chang takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ko Chang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Terminal 21. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, stop by Rajawongse Clothier, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online visit 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 January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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