21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

3
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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour or see a game at Koh Tao CrossFit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

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 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Khlong Dao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally stop by The Boss Collection.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, make a trip to Bangla Road, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Patong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pak Phli online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Pak Phli. December in Pak Phli sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pak Phli to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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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