33 days in Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok holiday planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

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You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and look for gifts at Suit Master.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Yai National Park to Patong. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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 31st (Fri) with a shark diving experience. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Boss Collection, experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Lanta Art.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 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, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Railay Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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 10th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa and then stop by Classic International Suits.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, head outdoors with Khao Ra, indulge in some personalized pampering at Pharaoh Spa, and get in on the excitement at Phangan Jorkyball.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

Koh Tao

— 2 nights

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 14th (Fri), hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, and finally look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao online driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, look for gifts at Mesimu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 19°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.