30 days in Thailand Itinerary

30 days in Thailand Itinerary

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30 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Pattaya (Art in Paradise Pattaya & Louis Tussaud's Waxworks), Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Wat Phanan Choeng) and Erawan Museum (in Samut Prakan). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Saen Beach, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bangkok visit planning site .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bangkok is 7 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Bangkok at 41°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Erawan Museum, Bang Saen Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

3
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.
Let the collections at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Glang-Viang Gallery capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Si Suphan. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping and take in the exciting artwork at Baan Tipmanee.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Baan Tipmanee, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park ©
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Rong Khun and Oub Kham Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wat Thaton and Wat Huay Pla Kang are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น (in Chiang Saen) and Mae Fa Luang (Doi Tung & Hall of Inspiration). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Art Bridge Chiang Rai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai vacation planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mae Fa Luang, 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, Wat Thaton
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat  Thaton ©
Wat Thaton
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

4
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Khao Tham and Wat Chaloklum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Rai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Rai in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bophut.

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

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chaweng Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art-samui and Fisherman’s Village. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Royal King International Suits, identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bophut trip planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Shop till you drop at Lanta Art and The Tiger Collections. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krabi Town: Ko Lanta (Lanta Klong Nin Beach & Kantiang Bay). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and stroll through Railay Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Bophut in June, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach and Ko Bida Nok. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Ton Sai. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and explore the activities along Maya Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP). Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Pak Weep Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town), Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Talat Yai (Phuket Trickeye Museum & Wat Mongkol Nimit). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and stop by Suit Fitter Phuket.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong journey planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Pak Weep Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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