20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Changsha
Drive:  22​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  23​h 30​min
End: Changsha

3
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: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mesimu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chiang Mai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Changsha, China to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Changsha to Chiang Mai. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Patong online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Aquaride, explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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 27th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao driving holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Tom's Fashion, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
On the 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pak Phli trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Bangkok to Pak Phli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pak Phli can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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