19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Rawai, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Doi Inthanon. On the 13th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai visit planner .

Cardiff, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cardiff to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in November; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Si Suphan ©
Wat Si Suphan

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Salad Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip maker website .

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Hong Islands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and then get great views at Railay View Point.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip builder app .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

2
nights
Ko Lipe

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 21st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. November in Ko Lipe sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Sangtham Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yanui Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Rawai to go to Phuket Town and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, get great views at Karon View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Harn Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rawai trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Rawai by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. November in Rawai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach

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