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
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Railay Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Ang Thong
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Bophut
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man.

For maps and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Railay Beach.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas

1
night
Railay Beach

Railay Beach ©
A quiet and picturesque peninsula, Railay Beach sits between Krabi and Ao Nang.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, kick back and relax at Khlong Muang Beach, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Railay Beach online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Railay Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Krabi Town
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Khlong Muang Beach ©
Khlong Muang Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Karon Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Kata Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ocean Plaza Patong, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Patong sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Railay Beach to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Wat Chaloklum and Wat Khao Tham. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and look for gifts at Sugar & Spice.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Ko Pha Ngan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

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 some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Khao San Road, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. On the next day, get outside with Ko Mae Ko.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ang Thong trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Ang Thong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Ko Mae Ko ©
Ko Mae Ko

2
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bophut tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ang Thong to Bophut. In June in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Scuba & Snorkeling

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