20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Chiang Mai at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok travel route planning website .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
day
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 29th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, stroll through Salad Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and cool off at Aquaride.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, and admire all the interesting features of Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

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