21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Zagreb

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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and make a trip to Wat Ched Yot.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai journey maker .

Zagreb, Croatia to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Zagreb in November, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 37°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic City of Ayutthaya and Ayutthaya Ruins. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok tour planning tool .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point. On the next day, look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions and then stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and The Phuket Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Patong online trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Spas

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