43 days in Thailand Itinerary

43 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
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Koh Tao
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Ko Samet
— 4 nights
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Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Doi Inthanon in Doi Inthanon National Park, approximately Doi Inthanon National Park away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, stop by Shiraz Jewelry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bucharest to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in December, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Ko Lanta

— 5 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, test the waters at Warin Spa, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta tour planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, stroll through Nui Beach, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

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: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, and get outside with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bangla Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Patong trip builder.

You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bophut trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Patong to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 5 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, enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball, indulge in some personalized pampering at Pharaoh Spa, and get outside with Khao Ra.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:

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 20th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip website.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Ko Samet

— 4 nights
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Ko Samet is known for beaches, nightlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Prao Beach and stroll through Ao Kiu Na Nok.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Samet trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koh Tao to Ko Samet. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Ko Samet. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Khao Yai National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Khao Yai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Khao Yai National Park with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

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.
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, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok route 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 January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

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.