21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps and other tourist information, read Patong online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Patong is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Patong due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 1st (Wed), stop by The Boss Collection and then head off the coast to Koh Rok Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow 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
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by de' MARCO Fashions and then take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town journey builder site .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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 7th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koh Tao using our trip planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Koh Tao by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ko Pha Ngan trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In January in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Mesimu and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

5
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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip itinerary 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 somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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