30 days in Thailand Itinerary

30 days in Thailand Itinerary

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30 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Berlin

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Nai Harn Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freedom Beach and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Tao Beach, stroll through Patong Beach, explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery, and stop by Nordic Fashion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Patong trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Patong is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Bang Tao Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Loh Dalum Beach. Relax by the water at Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, stop by World Fashion Suits, and stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

Plan a Ko Lanta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

1
night
Ko Lipe

With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 13th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe trip builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from the city and head to Railay Beach and Ko Hong. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Poda Island and Tup Island. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and stroll through Ao Nang Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

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 17th (Tue): stroll through Maenam Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then relax and rejuvenate at Dao Siam Cosmetics, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mae Nam
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Plai Laem. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Khom. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and stroll through Salad Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Chiang Mai

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 discover tucked-away gems like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, stroll through Chabaprai Massage, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip planning app .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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