51 days in Thailand Itinerary

51 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  25 h
1
Chiang Mai
— 9 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
2
Hua Hin
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Khao Lak
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
8
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
9
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Ottawa

9
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suan Dok, and hunt for treasures at Tha Pae Walking Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in May; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 42°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Doi Inthanon National Park, Tha Pae Walking Street
Find places to stay May 12 — 21:
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Huay Mongkol Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hua Hin Beach and Bang Pu Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hua Hin side-trips: Wat Cha Am (in Cha-am), Phraya Nakhon Cave (in Sam Roi Yot) and Wat Khao Din (in Pranburi). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Vana Nava Water Jungle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Thai Silk Village Hua-Hin, and browse the different shops at BLUPORT Hua Hin Resort Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hua Hin tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Hua Hin, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Sam Roi Yot, Wat Cha Am, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Wat Khao Din
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Banyan Golf Club ©
Banyan Golf Club

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Haad Rin. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan tour itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Hua Hin to Ko Pha Ngan in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Rin
Haad Rin

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery and International Tsunami Museum. We've included these beaches for you: White Sand Beach and Nang Thong Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khao Lak: Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Coconut Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak holiday site.

Fly from Ko Pha Ngan to Khao Lak in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May since evenings lows in Khao Lak dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Phang Nga Elephant Park, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Spas
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery ©

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bang Tao Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Wat Mongkol Wararam will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Patong (Freedom Beach & Off-Road Tours), Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd. (in Rawai) and Karon (Karon View Point & Spas). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, examine the collection at Snake Kingdom, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, and get engrossed in the history at Thalang National Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town route planner.

You can drive from Khao Lak to Phuket Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Patong, Rawai, Thalang National Museum, Bang Tao Beach
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:
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Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

4
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kantiang Bay. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, stop by Italian Fashion Suit, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, thenstroll through Pattaya Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lipe road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. June in Ko Lipe sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

5
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 Speed Boats Tours and Ko Hong. Step out of the city life by going to Tup Island and Nopparat Thara Beach. Take a break from Krabi Town with a short trip to Lawa Island in Ao Phang Nga National Park, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by De' MARCO Fashions, head off the coast to Poda Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and kick back and relax at Khlong Muang Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lawa Island
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Speed Boats Tours
Nopparat Thara Beach ©
Nopparat Thara Beach

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Choeng Mon Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Maenam Beach and Chaweng Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, get your game on at Easykart - Go Karting, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

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