20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Dublin

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Milano Collection and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Chiang Mai is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

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

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 Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Tom's Fashion. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and don't miss a visit to Khao San Road.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Salad Beach and Ao Plai Laem. We've included these beaches for you: Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Yao Beach. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, stop by Sugar & Spice, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by May & Co. General Store and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao tour builder website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Maya Bay and Loh Moo Dee Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, stroll through Nui Beach, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

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

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at The Boss Collection, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta day trip site .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by New Valentino, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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