31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
7
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry:  5​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​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.
Wat Pho and Wat Chaiwatthanaram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Mahathat. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya) and Wat Worrachettharam (in Ayutthaya). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Bangkok at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Gruad Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in March: highs in Ko Pha Ngan hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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

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.
On the 10th (Tue), stop by Dao Siam Cosmetics, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bophut road trip website .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. March in Bophut sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Ko Hong. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bophut in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Krabi Town: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Speed Boats Tours
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Ko Phi Phi Le. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Tong Bay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don visit site .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), stop by The Tiger Collections, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sanom Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lipe road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Lipe when traveling from Ko Lanta in March, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Karon View Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Patong Beach and browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Patong vacation planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Patong is minus 1 hour. March in Patong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Thai Elephant Home and Doi Inthanon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra Singh. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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