23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Porto

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, stop by Mengrai Kilns, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

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Porto, Portugal to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Porto in January: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

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Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Tours Wildlife
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

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, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and stroll through Loh Dalum Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online visit planner .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum, take in the exciting artwork at Lanta Art, and contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta itinerary maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

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 much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip maker app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pak Phli trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Patong to Pak Phli with the Route module. January in Pak Phli sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then make a trip to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pak Phli to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours 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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