21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
7
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and walk around Lumpini Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Bangkok. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Thong Nai Pan Noi and Mae Haad Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Haad Yao Beach and Bottle Beach. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan online travel route 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. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, then stop by Dao Siam Cosmetics, and finally kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bophut sightseeing app .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Relax by the water at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Railay View Point and Ko Hong. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yanui Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, and stop by Dress Men Fashion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patong road trip tool .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket Town, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koh Rok Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and look for gifts at The Tiger Collections.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

2
nights
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 2nd (Sun), head off the coast to Ko Lipe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip itinerary website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe. Traveling from Ko Lanta in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Lipe, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling

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