24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand visit planner

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Khao Yai National Park

— 1 night
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 22nd (Wed): head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park online day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Khao Yai National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Copenhagen to Khao Yai National Park, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Khao Yai National Park is warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, stop by R.Boss Bespoke, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour planner.

You can drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao vacation maker site.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan travel site.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, and then stop by Amazonas Beachwear.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bophut trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Suit Master, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bophut to Patong by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Patong, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Railay Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
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, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 8th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's much more to do: stop by The Boss Collection, relax and rejuvenate at Warin Spa, and experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ko Lanta using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Chiang Mai

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, stop by Shiraz Jewelry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Ko Lanta in January, things will get little chillier in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.