23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary planner

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 2 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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. In January, Chiang Mai is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Ao Phang Nga National Park and see Phang Nga Bay., which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, and have some family-friendly fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Patong route planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Patong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 12th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach, relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then stop by Uomo collection.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town route planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2 hours. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 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: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture.

Make your Ko Pha Ngan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Classes

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 night
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 21st (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bophut trip builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Bophut are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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: make a trip to Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bophut in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · 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.