23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Phuket Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Patong
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Rawai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Nai Yang
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Pittsburgh


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally expand your horizons at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Panwa Cape, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Sane Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town tour builder site .

Pittsburgh, USA to Phuket Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Phuket Town. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in November; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 89°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spas
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Spas
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suwan Khiri Khet, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip planning app .

You can drive from Phuket Town to Patong in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Zipline

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 21st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Tiger Collections, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 23rd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Nui Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Lana Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then take in the waterfront activity at Koh Lao Lading.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krabi Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 27th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online travel planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Bangkok sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Rawai

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach and then stroll through Ao Sane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rawai trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Rawai in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Nai Yang

Nai Yang ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Phra Thong, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and then head outdoors with Sky Club Asia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Layan Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Wararam, and then kick back and relax at Naiyang Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nai Yang trip planning app .

You can drive from Rawai to Nai Yang in 1.5 hours. In December in Nai Yang, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, Spas, Sky Club Asia, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
Nai Thon Beach ©
Nai Thon Beach

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