20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Mai Khao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Karon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Kamala
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
End: Bangkok


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2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Mai Khao

Mai Khao ©
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a splash at Splash Jungle Waterpark and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), buy something for everyone on your list at Turtle Village Shops & Cuisine, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Thon Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mai Khao tour builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Mai Khao. In January, daytime highs in Mai Khao are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Splash Jungle Waterpark ©
Splash Jungle Waterpark
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

3
nights
Karon

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then stop by Suit Master, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Karon Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then get your game on at Dino Park Mini Golf, and then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Karon tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kamala.

Things to do in Karon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Kamala

Providing the setting for relaxing breaks, Kamala is a seaside village on the island of Phuket.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Kamala Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Sing Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamala tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Karon to Kamala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Kamala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, Surin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kamala Beach ©
Kamala Beach
Surin Beach ©
Surin Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kamala to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

3
nights
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 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town route builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. January in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

2
nights
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 14th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 78°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Mahathat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wat Chaiwatthanaram. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phanan Choeng, then admire the striking features of Bang Pa In Palace, then pause for some photo ops at King U-Thong Monument, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ayutthaya journey tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Ayutthaya takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, Ayutthaya is little chillier at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bang Pa In Palace
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

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