24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

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24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h
8
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Hua Hin
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Sai Yok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Ayutthaya
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rawai, Phuket

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.
On the 6th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally get great views at Nai Harn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, stop by Nordic Fashion, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then get great views at Promthep Cape, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rawai, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Rawai is an approximately 24-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Rawai, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Rawai to be much hotter, temps between 91°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, and then steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in February, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Koh Hin Ngam, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip itinerary builder tool .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Lanta in February, Ko Lipe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): stop by de' MARCO Fashions, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Tup Island and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Krabi Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Lipe in February, Krabi Town is little chillier at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Speed Boats Tours
de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions

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 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, take in the dramatic scenery at Phaeng Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary tool .

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. Traveling from Krabi Town in February, expect nights in Ko Pha Ngan to be a bit warmer, around 78°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bophut vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. February in Bophut sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

2
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wai Chaek Beach, and finally get to know the resident critters at Monkey Training Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kai Bae Beach, stop by G. Armani Fashion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine, then kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Prao Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Chang trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bophut to Ko Chang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in February, plan for little chillier nights in Ko Chang, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Kai Bae Beach ©
Kai Bae Beach
Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine ©
Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine

2
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Get a sense of the local culture at Huay Mongkol Temple and Plearn Wan. Step out of the city life by going to Phraya Nakhon Cave and Banyan Golf Club. Step out of Hua Hin to go to Tha Yang and see Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tee off at Black Mountain Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Lan Thom.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hua Hin online trip maker .

Getting from Ko Chang to Hua Hin by combination of ferry and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Hua Hin can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sai Yok.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Highlights from your plan
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Market Village HuaHin ©
Market Village HuaHin

1
night
Sai Yok

Sai Yok ©
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Daowadueng Cave, take in panoramic vistas at Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sai Yok travel route planner.

You can drive from Hua Hin to Sai Yok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua) ©

1
night
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 24th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Portuguese Settlement, contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, explore the ancient world of Wat Mahathat, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ayutthaya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sai Yok to Ayutthaya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Visit Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan for their historical value. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online visit planner .

Getting from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ayutthaya in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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