22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
2
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
6
Similan Islands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Pak Phli
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Sukhothai
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Get some historical perspective at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online trip builder .

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Take a break from the city and head to PhraNang Cave Beach and Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), stop by Himalayan Treasures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and head off the coast to Poda Island.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Lanta Animal Welfare and Kantiang Bay. Relax by the water at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Spend the 25th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nui Beach (Haad Nui), stop by Fashion Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kata Beach, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then tour the water at your own pace with La Moet Phuket, then sample the fine beverages at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

1
night
Similan Islands

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
On the 29th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Mu Ko Similan National Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Similan Islands trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patong to Similan Islands. In January, daytime highs in Similan Islands are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Similan Islands

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Similan National Park ©
Mu Ko Similan National Park

1
day
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
On the 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pak Phli trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Similan Islands to Pak Phli with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Pak Phli can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Wat Saket. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), wander the streets of Khao San Road, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pak Phli to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping 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)

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Wat Chang Lom, explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, delve into the distant past at Wat Sa Si, then steep yourself in history at Sukhothai Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Sri Sawai. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Sukhothai tour planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Sukhothai by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in February, plan for little chillier nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

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