31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h
6
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Pan Tao. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park, steep yourself in history at Fort of Ka-Tham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suan Dok, and see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai attractions planner .

Bangkok to Chiang Mai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

6
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Plai Laem and Lamai Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, race across the water with a speed boat tour, have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Wat Sai Thai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Railay View Point and Ko Hong. Take a break from Krabi Town with a short trip to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Karbi Walking Street, and enjoy some diversion at Emerald Muay Thai.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town holiday planning tool .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, Krabi Town is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town 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 19th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

5
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Get a sense of the local culture at Phuket Aquarium and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get out of town with these interesting Phuket Town side-trips: Freedom Beach (in Patong), Karon View Point (in Karon) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Nimit, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, and identify plant and animal life at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town road trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Rawai, Phuket Aquarium, Freedom Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Rin. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

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