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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

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.
You'll explore and learn at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Phra Singh. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai journey planner.

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 difference when traveling from Zagreb to Chiang Mai is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in November; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

1
night
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong, then explore the ancient world of Ta Pha Dean Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip planning tool .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Historic City of Ayutthaya. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and YELO House. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, examine the collection at The National Museum Bangkok, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sukhothai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore and learn at Phuket Trickeye Museum and The Phuket Gallery. Visit Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). There's still lots to do: stroll through Freedom Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and look for gifts at P & C Jewelry.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and stop by The Boss Collection.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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