23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Phuket Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Patong
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Wat Suthat. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Bangkok is 6 hours. In August, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then identify plant and animal life at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally don't miss a visit to Wat Klang Wiang. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Klang Wiang ©
Wat Klang Wiang

4
nights
Phuket Town

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) and Ao Tha Lane. Explore hidden gems such as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail (in Krabi Town), Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok) and International Tsunami Museum (in Khao Lak). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Panwa Cape, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

You can plan Phuket Town trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Chiang Rai to Phuket Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Krabi Town, Spas, International Tsunami Museum, Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island), Phuket Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Phuket Elephant Park ©
Phuket Elephant Park
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
International Tsunami Museum ©
International Tsunami Museum

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 25th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, then stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the next day, kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then stroll through Maya Bay, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planning tool .

Getting from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

7
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Freedom Beach and Bang Tao Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Tha Lane Bay (in Krabi Town), Khao Lak (Pak Weep Beach & Ton Chong Fa Waterfall) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Hill, see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, kick back and relax at Tri Trang Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Kamala, Khao Lak, Rawai, Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach

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