20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


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4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Pattaya (Art in Paradise Pattaya & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phanan Choeng, & more).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok route website .

Valletta, Malta to Bangkok is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Valletta to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Valletta in February, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

2
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Tham Sua, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ban Tham, see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, then see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai, and finally take an in-depth tour of World War II and JEATH War Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tham Phu Wa Temple and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanchanaburi trip planner .

You can drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in February, Kanchanaburi is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tha Muang
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Wat Ban Tham ©
Wat Ban Tham
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sukhothai Historical Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Traphang Thong, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chetuphon. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Si Satchanalai Historical Park and then explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sukhothai trip planning site .

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Sukhothai in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Sukhothai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Chetuphon ©
Wat Chetuphon

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Si Suphan. Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Buppharam, and step into the grandiose world of Suan Dok Gate.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Sukhothai in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thai Elephant Home
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Andaman Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shell World Museum and Andaman Cultural Center. Take a break from Krabi Town with a short trip to Windmill Viewpoint in Phuket Town, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

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