26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
2
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
6
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
7
Karon
— 2 nights
8
Bangkok
— 6 nights

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.
On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai route site.

Montreal, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. In May, Chiang Mai is warmer than Montreal - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Tanot Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Sai Nuan Beach and Laem Thian. On the 11th (Sat), spend a cool day on the water with Unseen Tours Koh Tao.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koh Tao, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, stop by Sugar & Spice, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

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 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), thenkick back and relax at Railay Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, thenstep off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then look for gifts at Armani Collection.

Plan trip to Krabi Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Krabi Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nui Beach and Laem Tong Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Bamboo Island and Ko Phi Phi Le. The adventure continues: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Kantiang Bay. Visiting Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Tiger Collections and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), explore and take pictures at Nai Harn Beach, thenstroll through Ao Sane, and finally get great views at Karon View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Karon trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Karon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Karon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rawai, Patong, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Maha That. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Karon to Bangkok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Karon in May, with highs in Bangkok at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

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