20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + Bus:  19 h
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Ljubljana

1
night
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
On the 7th (Fri), get great views at Nai Harn Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanui Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rawai trip itinerary planning app .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rawai is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect Rawai to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Phuket Town
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laem Tong Bay and Aquaride. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Nui Beach. There's still lots to do: get a tailor-made plan with Phi Phi Island Boat Tours, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Kantiang Bay and Diamond Cliff Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest. Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Fashion Point and identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Blue Vanilla Samui. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Samrong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi from Ko Lanta to Bophut takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll get in some beach time at Salad Beach and Haad Khom. Take a break from the city and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Purina Sheep Farm. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip builder site .

Ko Pha Ngan is just a short distance from Bophut. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Maha That. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Si Chum and Phra Si Ratana Temple. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Sri Sawai, contemplate the long history of Sukhothai Historical Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sukhothai online trip maker .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Sukhothai by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December since evenings lows in Sukhothai dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suan Dok, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

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Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

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