43 days in Thailand Itinerary

43 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Hat Yai, Ferry to Ko Lipe
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Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Drive
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Ambassador Fashions, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai attractions planner.

Exeter, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:

Ko Lipe

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Sunrise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe and then stroll through Sanom Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Lipe online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lipe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in February since evenings lows in Ko Lipe dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Ko Lanta

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, test the waters at Warin Spa, and experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online travel planner.

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Lipe in February, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Loh Dalum Beach. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In February in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) 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 Feb 22 — 26:

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore hidden gems such as The Dive Ao Nang and Bamboo Island. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, don't miss a visit to Wat Kaew Ko Wararam, and kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town online itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Khao Lak

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by New Fashionway and then kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak holiday website.

Traveling by car from Krabi Town to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Khao Lak, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nai Harn Beach and Promthep Cape. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, stop by New Era's Vienna, don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Khao Lak to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, stop by Amazonas Beachwear, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Patong to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Patong in March since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 5 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, stroll through Salad Beach, get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, and have fun at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

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 18th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Maha That and Rent A Scooter Bangkok. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) in Ayutthaya, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

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.