26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
2
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
4
Bophut
— 2 nights
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Make your Chiang Mai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Montreal, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Chiang Mai to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Unseen Tours Koh Tao and Laem Thian. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planner.

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. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Koh Tao, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Purina Sheep Farm. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and look for gifts at Sugar & Spice.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry 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

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Samrong Beach, kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Bophut are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mae Nam
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visit Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stop by The Tiger Collections.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Ko Lanta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Bophut in May, Ko Lanta is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

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

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bamboo Island and Ko Phi Phi Le. Relax by the water at Nui Beach and Laem Tong Bay. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Long Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. May in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Karon.

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

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Harn Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ao Sane, and finally take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and then kick back and relax at Freedom Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Karon online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or 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) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Wat Maha That). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Karon to Bangkok takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Karon in May, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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