20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 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
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chet Lin. Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra Singh and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and look for gifts at Mesimu.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Chiang Mai. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Banana Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Karon View Point, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for gifts at Nordic Fashion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong visit site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, then stroll through Long Beach, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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 26th (Sun): get great views at Railay View Point, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then stop by De' MARCO Fashions. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: stroll through Choeng Mon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, and stop by Classic International Suits.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bophut trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in July, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mae Haad Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bottle Beach and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, stop by Sugar & Spice, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan holiday website .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Historic City of Ayutthaya). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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