29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand journey planner

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bangkok
— 4 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
— 3 nights
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
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 4 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

— 2 nights
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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park online tour planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Khao Yai National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Khao Yai National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in December, things will get much hotter in Khao Yai National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Bangkok

— 4 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, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online travel 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. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Fri), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at C&M Learn Thai Culture, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yao Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Pharaoh Spa.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip builder app.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, and then look for gifts at Amazonas Beachwear.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In January in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Gypsy Divers.

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

You can take a shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

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: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Nui Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don planner.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Ko Lanta

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 14th (Fri) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Boss Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, stroll through Nui Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip app.

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, expect Chiang Mai to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

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.