28 days in Thailand Itinerary

28 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly to Split Airport, Drive to Split

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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Split, Croatia to Bangkok is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Split in January, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture, and enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

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 12th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao visit website.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
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 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Classic International Suits, then get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, and finally get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, then stroll around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in January, Krabi Town is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don travel route site.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Discover how to plan a Ko Lanta trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, have some family-friendly fun at Game Space Laser Battle, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping · Parks

Chiang Rai

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wat Huay Pla Kang, then examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chiang Rai vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in January, expect Chiang Rai to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Museums

Chiang Mai

— 5 nights

Rose of the North

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: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant sanctuary care Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai visit app.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.