21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Phetchaburi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Pai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Khao Lak
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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 ancient world of Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and have some family-friendly fun at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Bangkok is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Auckland in November, you will find days in Bangkok are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Phetchaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Phetchaburi

Phetchaburi ©
Phetchaburi represents one of the oldest settlements in Thailand, with records dating back to the 8th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Saiyat Buddhist Temple and then trek along Pa Noen Tung Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phetchaburi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Phetchaburi takes 2.5 hours. November in Phetchaburi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Phetchaburi

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Saiyat Buddhist Temple ©
Saiyat Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 30th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana). On the next day, see the interesting displays at Chan Kasem National Museum, then explore the ancient world of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ayutthaya trip planner .

Drive from Phetchaburi to Ayutthaya in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Valley Thailand, then admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, then look for gifts at El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, and finally view the masterpieces at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Huay Pla Kang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai journey planner .

Getting from Ayutthaya to Chiang Rai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Chiang Rai is slightly colder than Ayutthaya - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

1
night
Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Conserve Natural Forests, then explore the stunning scenery at Pai Canyon, and then putt your heart out at Bamboo Mini Golf.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pai tour planner .

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Pai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Pai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pai

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Conserve Natural Forests ©
Conserve Natural Forests
Bamboo Mini Golf ©
Bamboo Mini Golf
Pai Canyon ©
Pai Canyon

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.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai visit planning site .

Getting from Pai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, 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
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 8th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, then kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary maker tool .

You can 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. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and get your game on at Phuket Kart.

You can plan Patong trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 13th (Fri), head outdoors with Combat 360X Muay Thai, MMA And Fitness, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Royal Armani Suit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phang Nga Elephant Park, and then kick back and relax at Coconut Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Khao Lak planner .

Drive from Patong to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Khao Lak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Phang Nga Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Walking tours

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