20 days in Thailand & South Korea Itinerary

20 days in Thailand & South Korea Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly
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Sukhothai, Thailand
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Daegu, South Korea
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Khaosan Road, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market), stop by Patrick & Co (Bespoke Tailors), then stop by Tom's Fashion, then look for gifts at Marty's New Fashion, and finally stop by James Fashion International.

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Seoul, South Korea to Bangkok is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, ferry, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seoul to Bangkok. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in February, with highs in Bangkok at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Sukhothai, Thailand

— 1 night

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Wat Sorasak, delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, then explore the ancient world of Wat Trapang Ngoen, and finally look for gifts at Suthep Sangkalok.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sukhothai attractions tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Sukhothai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bangkok in February since evenings lows in Sukhothai dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Umbrella Village - Bor Sang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee, then stop by Scandy Collection, then look for gifts at Ambassador Fashions, and finally look for gifts at Supreme Collection.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sukhothai in February since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chiang Rai, Thailand

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, then stop by Saturday Night Walking Street, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Bridge Chiang Rai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then don't miss a visit to Wat Phra Kaew, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Jed Yod, and finally play a few rounds at Santiburi Country Club Chiang Rai.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Rai travel planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Chiang Rai, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip website.

You can fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Rai in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Bangkok. You'll set off for Ko Pha Ngan on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, then kick back and relax at The Secret Beach, and finally look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Phuket Town, Thailand

— 3 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, then kick back and relax at Rawai Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and then browse the different shops at Instyle Bespoke Tailors.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Phuket Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February since evenings lows in Phuket Town dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Getting from Phuket Town to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, wander the streets of Insadong, and then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Seoul trip builder app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Seoul in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, ferry, and subway. Traveling from Bangkok to Seoul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in February, expect Seoul to be cooler, temps between 41°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Beomeosa Temple and Yeojwacheon Stream for their historical value. Head to Haeundae Market and Bujeon Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dadaepo Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in February: high temperatures in Busan hover around 48°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Daegu, South Korea

— 1 night
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa, hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, then examine the collection at Daegu Safety Theme Park, and finally take a stroll through Bongsan Culture Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Daegu travel planner.

You can take a train from Busan to Daegu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Daegu sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Daegu

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.