24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

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24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  6​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
7
Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Siriraj Medical Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Wat Suthat. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate the long history of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and make a trip to Khao San Road.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Elephant Rescue Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Smart Fashion, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and step into the grandiose world of Suan Dok Gate.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): browse the exhibits of Pai Siam Gallery, then head outdoors with fluid pool, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: putt your heart out at Bamboo Mini Golf and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huai Nam Dang National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pai day trip planning app .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pai are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Pai

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Huai Nam Dang National Park
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Bamboo Mini Golf ©
Bamboo Mini Golf
Huai Nam Dang National Park ©
Huai Nam Dang National Park
Pai Siam Gallery ©
Pai Siam Gallery

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get some historical perspective at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and St Agnes Catholic Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Andaman Cultural Center and Andaman Museum. Go for a jaunt from Krabi Town to Khok Kloi to see Natai Beach about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Railay Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Tha Lane, take in the waterfront activity at Koh Lao Lading, and identify plant and animal life at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pai to Krabi Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Natai Beach
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

3
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Visit Ao Thian Ok and Sai Daeng Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hin Wong Bay and Lighthouse Bay. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Rocky Bay, explore the galleries of The Gallery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Traveling from Krabi Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Boss International Suits, then admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut itinerary app .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. In August in Bophut, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Bophut

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Art-samui ©
Art-samui

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pakarang Beach and Khuk Khak Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Rat Uppatham and Raman Waterfall Forest Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khao Sok National Park: Takuapa Flea Market (in Takua Pa), Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong) and Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol (in Ao Luek). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave).

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Khao Sok National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bophut to Khao Sok National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Khao Sok National Park when traveling from Bophut in August, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Wat Rat Uppatham, Wat Maha That Wachiramongkol, Rommanee Hot Spring, Raman Waterfall Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave) ©
Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave)
Pakarang Beach ©
Pakarang Beach
Khuk Khak Beach ©
Khuk Khak Beach

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