26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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26 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ang Thong
— 4 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Karon
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
End: Phuket Town

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai vacation planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Ang Thong is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, take some stellar pictures from Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake), step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island, and go for a walk through Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong trip maker website .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Ang Thong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in October since evenings lows in Ang Thong dip to 30°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint
Ko Mae Ko ©
Ko Mae Ko

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ang Thong to Ko Pha Ngan. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

4
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.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao online trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In October in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

4
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by bus from Koh Tao to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Koh Tao in October, Ko Phi Phi Don is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

4
nights
Karon

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, spas, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Karon road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Phuket Golf Leisure
Highlights from your plan
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

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