21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  27​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
fly:  1​h
6
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wang Lang Market, Sky Bar, Bangkok and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then hunt for treasures at Wang Lang Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Sky Bar, Bangkok.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Bangkok. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), Wat Klang Wiang and Chiang Rai Night Bazaar. On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Clock Tower Chiang Rai and then hunt for treasures at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai holiday planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Chiang Rai is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar ©
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wat Chiang Man, Wat Lok Molee, Royal Orchid The Family Massage, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Elephant Nature Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Bazaar, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Orchid The Family Massage.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Nature Park ©
Elephant Nature Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Railay Beach as well as Hong Island Speed Boat Tour. On the next day, get some thrills on the water with Hong Island Speed Boat Tour and then kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reggae Bar. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sairee Beach, John-Suwan Viewpoint and Shark Bay. On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sairee Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Shark Bay and then hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao travel itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Koh Tao in 9.5 hours. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint
Sairee Beach ©
Sairee Beach

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Full Moon Party has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan tour planning tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Full Moon Party
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Phangan Adventure MiniGolf ©
Phangan Adventure MiniGolf

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, Bangkok is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife

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