22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
Fly:  29 h
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ao Nang
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+5
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Ko Chang
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h
8
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Playa del Carmen

1
night
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Sane, and finally get great views at Nai Harn Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rawai trip maker .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Rawai is an approximately 29-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Rawai. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Rawai, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fashion Point, identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and finally get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rawai to Ko Lanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Laem Tong Bay, then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ko Bida Nok.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Poda Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, then step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, then look for gifts at The Giorgio Fashion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ao Nang travel route builder .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ao Nang in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Krabi Town
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tup Island ©
Tup Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 16th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Ao Nang to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom, and finally stop by Sugar & Spice.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom

1
night
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Prao Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ko Chang trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Chang in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ko Chang are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Si Chum. Get some cultural insight at Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Chang Lom. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That and explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sukhothai trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Chang to Sukhothai in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. November in Sukhothai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip maker .

Fly from Sukhothai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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