21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Chengdu

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online sightseeing planner .

Chengdu, China to Chiang Mai is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Patong route planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

Plan a trip to Ko Phi Phi Don easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

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 beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Salad Beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Thian and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat & Historic City of Ayutthaya). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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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