42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand visit planner
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Fly
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
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Chiang Mai — 4 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Wang and see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stroll through Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai road trip website.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Chiang Rai — 1 night

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai day trip planning tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, things will get a bit cooler in Chiang Rai: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Bangkok — 5 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Chiang Rai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Koh Tao — 2 nights

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 (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao visit app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Haad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Bophut, Ko Samui — 3 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, visit Fisherman’s Village, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and stop by Classic International Suits.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 1.5 hours. In January in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Krabi Town — 4 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Railay Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, make a trip to Wat Kaew Ko Wararam, and discover the deep blue sea with Sawasdee Divers Krabi.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Krabi Town fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Ko Phi Phi Don — 5 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, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Phi Phi Don vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

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 2nd (Thu) with a shark diving experience. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta attractions planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Patong.
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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Patong, Phuket — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have fun at The Boss Boutique, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patong day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

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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.
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