20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, stroll through Karon Beach, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Patong trip builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Patong is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Patong, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Patong is somewhat warmer than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Family-friendly places like Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta sightseeing tool .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Attractions like Laem Tong Bay and Loh Moo Dee Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then stroll through Railay Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town travel planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

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 Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Family-friendly places like Ao Plai Laem and Haad Khom will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom

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.
Family-friendly places like SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Safari World ©
Safari World

3
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.
On the 31st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siam Insect Zoo, then meet the residents at Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Chiang Mai Zoo ©
Chiang Mai Zoo
Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai ©
Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
Siam Insect Zoo ©
Siam Insect Zoo

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