31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Melbourne, Australia to Chiang Mai is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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

1
night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai journey planner .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, Chiang Rai is a bit cooler than Chiang Mai - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

2
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in January: high temperatures in Khao Yai National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok journey planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, pick up some new knowledge with C&M Learn Thai Culture, and get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bangkok in January since evenings lows in Ko Pha Ngan dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to 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
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 16th (Thu): stop by May & Co. General Store and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
May & Co. General Store ©
May & Co. General Store

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, examine the collection at Andaman Cultural Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary site .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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