31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand route planner

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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mae Wang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 4 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.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Shiraz Jewelry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai driving holiday tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, you will find days in Chiang Mai are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Mae Wang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mae Wang

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community and then take in the awesome beauty at Doi Inthanon. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Special Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mae Wang journey planner.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Mae Wang in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mae Wang are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Mae Wang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Chiang Rai

— 2 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Elephant Valley Thailand and then admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and then make a trip to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai vacation website.

You can drive from Mae Wang to Chiang Rai in 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mae Wang in December: high temperatures in Chiang Rai hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get great views at Karon View Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Patong road trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Patong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in December: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Lanta

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Warin Spa.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta day trip site.

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, and head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Railay Beach, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, and delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2 hours. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Koh Tao

— 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Nature

Bangkok

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, get great views at Wat Saket, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, Bangkok is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.