43 days in Thailand Itinerary

43 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
3
Hua Hin
— 4 nights
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
6
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 4 nights
7
Khao Lak
— 3 nights
8
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
9
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 7 nights
10
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
11
Rawai, Phuket
— 3 nights

5
nights
Chiang Mai

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 discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rescue Park and Walking tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Ku Chang-Ku Ma (in Lamphun). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

Before you visit Chiang Mai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Quito, Ecuador to Chiang Mai is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Quito to Chiang Mai. When traveling from Quito in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Ku Chang-Ku Ma, Tha Pae Walking Street
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum ©
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Hat Sadet Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ko Pha Ngan trip simple and quick.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ko Pha Ngan, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

4
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vana Nava Water Jungle and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Khao Din (in Pranburi), Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (in Tha Yang) and Phraya Nakhon Cave (in Sam Roi Yot). There's lots more to do: cool off at Black Mountain Water Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Amparam, don't miss a visit to Cave Dao, and play a few rounds at Black Mountain Golf Club.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hua Hin tour builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Hua Hin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May in Hua Hin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Khao Din, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Phraya Nakhon Cave
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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Vana Nava Water Jungle ©
Vana Nava Water Jungle
Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Black Mountain Water Park ©
Black Mountain Water Park

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, and then stroll through Sunset Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): head off the coast to Ko Lipe, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hua Hin to Ko Lipe takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hua Hin to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. When traveling from Hua Hin in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ko Lipe: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Ko Rok Nok and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Tiger of Koh Lanta, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta attractions planning app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. May in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)
Khao Mai Kaew Cave ©
Khao Mai Kaew Cave

4
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and The Junk - June Hong Chian Lee. Explore Phuket Town's surroundings by going to Takeoff Landing (in Mai Khao), Wat Mongkol Wararam (in Nai Yang) and Banana Walk (in Patong). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Royal Phuket Marina, head off the coast to Koh Yao Yai, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Thon Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket, Takeoff Landing, The Junk - June Hong Chian Lee, Wat Mongkol Wararam
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Koh Yao Yai ©
Koh Yao Yai
Zipline
Royal Phuket Marina ©
Royal Phuket Marina

3
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery and Spas. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pak Weep Beach, kick back and relax at Coconut Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hone your skills at Combat 360X Muay Thai, MMA And Fitness.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak travel route planner.

You can drive from Phuket Town to Khao Lak in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Khao Lak are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Conservation Centre
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery ©
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to De' MARCO Fashions and Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get great views at Khao Ngon Nak, and explore the galleries of Dao Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daytime highs in Krabi Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Tours Parks
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Speed Boats Tours

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, stop by Classic International Suits, and enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip builder app.

You can fly from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Mae Nam, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Viking Cave. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Mosquito Island, stroll through Ao Ton Sai, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, Ko Phi Phi Don is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

3
nights
Rawai, Phuket

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ao Sane, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., look for gifts at Casa Di Moda The Fashion House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Rawai tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Karon
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) ©
Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island)
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane

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