22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Sai Yok
— 1 night
+6
Taxi + Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Fly:  11 h
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
6
Khao Lak
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Sai Yok

Sai Yok ©
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and then explore the fascinating underground world of Daowadueng Cave.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sai Yok road trip planning website .

Bangkok to Sai Yok is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre

4
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Ku Chang-Ku Ma in Lamphun (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pan Ping, steep yourself in history at Fort of Ka-Tham, and delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Sai Yok to Chiang Mai in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. January in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Ku Chang-Ku Ma
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Plai Laem and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bophut holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Lad Koh View Point
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 11th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): head off the coast to Tup Island, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Chicken Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip tool .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Tup Island ©
Tup Island

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta visit planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta takes 4.5 hours. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Khao Lak

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Let the collections at Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery and International Tsunami Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Spas. Step out of Khao Lak with an excursion to Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in Thai Mueang--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through White Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Sai Rung Waterfall, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Khao Lak in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, Sai Rung Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Walking tours

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Nordic Fashion, get great views at Karon View Point, stroll through Nai Harn Beach, then don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ban Ko Si Rea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Wararam, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Thalang National Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Phuket Town using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Khao Lak to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Karon, Thalang National Museum, Nai Harn Beach, Wat Mongkol Wararam
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Wat Ban Ko Si Rea ©
Wat Ban Ko Si Rea

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Phuket Town to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Phu Khao Noi ©
Wat Phu Khao Noi
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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