20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Chiang Mai at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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 beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

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 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at Alex's Fashion. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour on your own time with Motorbike Rental Krabi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

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

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 27th (Mon): stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong journey planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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