22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Chiang Mai

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

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 find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win) and Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall (in Chom Thong). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary website.

Cardiff, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in July, you will find days in Chiang Mai are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ko Pha Ngan

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, see Natural Kite Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Pharaoh Spa.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then see some colorful creatures with 100 Degrees East Dive Team, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bophut online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Patong travel website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in July, plan for little chillier nights in Patong, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Khao Yai National Park

— 1 night
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Patong to Khao Yai National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bangkok

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, get great views at Wat Saket, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.