23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  32​h
1
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
3
Ko Khao Phing Kan
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
4
Ao Phang Nga National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Khao Sok National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 45​min
7
Damnoen Saduak
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Miami

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Phra Singh as well as Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Valley Thailand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Phra Singh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Chiang Saen, get great views at Doi Mae Salong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai holiday planner .

Miami, USA to Chiang Rai is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Chiang Rai is 12 hours. In November, daytime highs in Chiang Rai are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Patong to go to Nai Harn and see Nai Harn Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and get outside with Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Patong when traveling from Chiang Rai in November, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Khao Phing Kan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

1
night
Ko Khao Phing Kan

Ko Khao Phing Kan ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Khao Phing Kan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Khao Phing Kan visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Ko Khao Phing Kan. December in Ko Khao Phing Kan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. You will leave for Ao Phang Nga National Park on the 5th (Thu).
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Khao Phing Kan ©
Khao Phing Kan

3
nights
Ao Phang Nga National Park

Ao Phang Nga National Park ©
A rugged and varied coastal environment characterizes Ao Phang Nga National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore James Bond Island, Head underground at Ice Cream Cave, then explore the activities along Phang Nga Bay., then step off the mainland to explore Ko Pa Nak Island, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Koh Panak Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ao Phang-nga National Park, make a trip to Wat Manee Sri Mahathat, and then head off the coast to Koh Khai Nok.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Khao Phing Kan to Ao Phang Nga National Park. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Ao Phang Nga National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, Wat Manee Sri Mahathat
Highlights from your plan
James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island
Ao Phang-nga National Park ©
Ao Phang-nga National Park
Ko Pa Nak Island ©
Ko Pa Nak Island

1
night
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple, and then hunt for treasures at Takuapa Flea Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Khuk Khak Beach and then play a few rounds at Kirinara Golf Course.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Sok National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Ao Phang Nga National Park to Khao Sok National Park in 2 hours. December in Khao Sok National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple
Highlights from your plan
Khuk Khak Beach ©
Khuk Khak Beach
Kirinara Golf Course ©
Kirinara Golf Course
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple ©
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple

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 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip site .

Traveling by car from Khao Sok National Park to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Damnoen Saduak.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

2
nights
Damnoen Saduak

Damnoen Saduak ©
Damnoen Saduak, situated in Ratchaburi Province, harbors conservation areas that offer an iconic range of wildlife in Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Bat Cave at Wat Khao Chong Pran. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanam Chandra Palace and Human Imagery Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Damnoen Saduak side-trips: Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai (in Wat Phleng), Nakhon Pathom (Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, & more) and Ban Pong Wanwan (in Ban Pong). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral, Bang Nok Khwaek, get to know the resident critters at Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo, experience rural life at Coconut Sugar Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Damnoen Saduak trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chiang Rai to Damnoen Saduak takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Rai in December, expect Damnoen Saduak to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Damnoen Saduak

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nakhon Pathom, Bang Khonthi, Photharam, Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai, Human Imagery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market ©
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Sanam Chandra Palace ©
Sanam Chandra Palace
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi ©
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) as well as Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Visiting Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and Pattaya Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana) & Historic City of Ayutthaya) and Jomtien Beach (in Pattaya). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Khao San Road.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip site .

Drive from Damnoen Saduak to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

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