23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  4​h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
2
Ko Samet
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

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.
Jim Thompson House and Wat Pho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and Vimanmek Mansion will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Chan Kasem National Museum & Wat Mahathat). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, examine the collection at Queen Savang Vadhana Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip tool .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Bangkok is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kathmandu to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in June, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Ko Samet

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Visiting Ao Wai and Ao Cho will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Prao Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Wong Duean and kick back and relax at Ao Karang (Ao Pakarang).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Samet trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Ko Samet. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wong Duean ©
Ao Wong Duean

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong Inn Art and Apichart art gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or Armani Fashion. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Banana Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong planner .

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Patong with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Samet in June since evenings lows in Patong dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll get in some beach time at Maya Bay and Nui Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Loh Dalum Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don vacation planner .

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a 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

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then stroll through Railay Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Scandi Fashion ©
Scandi Fashion

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary website .

Getting from Krabi Town to Koh Tao by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in June since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step out of the city life by going to Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Ao Plai Laem and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haad Yuan Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yao Beach, and look for gifts at Sugar & Spice.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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