20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Phuket Town
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
1
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Karon
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ko Si Chang
— 2 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
6
Lop Buri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kanchanaburi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  18​h
End: Bristol

2
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thetthumnava Temple and then kick back and relax at Natai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Coconut Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak online holiday builder .

Phuket Town to Khao Lak is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karon.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Natai Beach, Thetthumnava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bangsak Beach ©
Bangsak Beach
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach
Sai Rung Waterfall ©
Sai Rung Waterfall

2
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then get great views at Promthep Cape, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Karon vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Karon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 8th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Karon to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Na Muang Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Paradise Park Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Secret Buddha Garden.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bophut attractions website .

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 bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Si Chang.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Na Mueang-1 Waterfall ©
Na Mueang-1 Waterfall

2
nights
Ko Si Chang

Ko Si Chang ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Si Chang Island and Tham Phang Beach. Visit Wat Tham Yai Prik and Wat Tham Chakkaphong for their historical value.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Si Chang road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bophut to Ko Si Chang. Traveling from Bophut in December, Ko Si Chang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Lop Buri on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Ko Si Chang

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ko Si Chang Island ©
Ko Si Chang Island
Wat Tham Chakkaphong ©
Wat Tham Chakkaphong
Phra Chudadhuj Palace ©
Phra Chudadhuj Palace

1
night
Lop Buri

Lop Buri ©
Just a short trip from Bangkok, Lop Buri is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, known mostly for its crab-eating monkeys.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ban Wichayen, then take in the history at Sang Kra Tai Temple, then appreciate the history behind Phutta Uttayanmaharat (Luang Pu Thuat), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lop Buri travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Si Chang to Lop Buri. December in Lop Buri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Lop Buri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phutta Uttayanmaharat (Luang Pu Thuat), Sang Kra Tai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat ©
Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat
Ban Wichayen ©
Ban Wichayen
Sub Lek Reservoir ©
Sub Lek Reservoir

4
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sai Yok National Park will get you outdoors. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kanchanaburi to go to Sai Yok and see Elephant Haven, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Taweechai Elephant Camp and explore the fascinating underground world of Wat Tham Khao Pun.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Lop Buri to Kanchanaburi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Haven
Highlights from your plan
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Sai Yok National Park ©
Sai Yok National Park

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Sukhumvit and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari World.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safari World ©
Safari World
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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