43 days in Thailand Itinerary

43 days in Thailand Itinerary

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43 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Munich

5
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.
You've now added Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Bangkok is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich to Bangkok, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall, make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then get your game on at Pete Maze. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Bloom By TV Pool, then Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park online route planner .

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
On the 16th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pak Phli day trip site .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Pak Phli takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patong vacation builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pak Phli to Patong. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head off the coast to Ko Rok Nok, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

4
nights
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 wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), head off the coast to Koh Poda Island, and walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town travel planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Koh Poda Island
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, explore and take pictures at John-Suwan Viewpoint, and stop by May & Co. General Store.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Krabi Town in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Koh Tao, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerchor Elephant Eco Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

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