27 days in Thailand Itinerary

27 days in Thailand Itinerary

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27 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Mesimu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

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

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Chiang Mai to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Ko Pha Ngan dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by May & Co. General Store and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao travel route planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach. On your second day here, get outside with Motorbike Rental Krabi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and then take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Long Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In January in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pak Phli route maker website .

Explore your travel options from Patong to Pak Phli with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online itinerary planner .

Drive from Pak Phli to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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