19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and then hunt for treasures at Mae Hia Fresh Market.

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Los Angeles, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In January, Chiang Mai is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Dress Men Fashion, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): browse the different shops at Jungceylon, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong travel route planning tool .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Patong, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then stroll through Railay Beach.

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

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 23rd (Thu), head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao journey maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, have some family-friendly fun at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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