32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  21 h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Ko Chang
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
+5
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
5
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Dunedin

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Wat Pho and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and examine the collection at Jim Thompson House.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Bangkok is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dunedin to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Step out of the city life by going to Khlong Prao Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Shop till you drop at Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine and G. Armani Fashion. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, stroll through Kai Bae Beach, take some stellar pictures from Kai Bae View Point, and admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Ko Chang trip planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Chang by combination of train, flight, car, and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and taxi. December in Ko Chang sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lamai Beach and Maenam Beach. Head to Dao Siam Cosmetics and james Fashionfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Ang Thong to see Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Rocky's Fashion, stroll through Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem.

Discover how to plan a Bophut trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Ko Chang to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Ko Chang in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Ao Plai Laem. Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yuan Beach, stroll through Haad Yao Beach, stop by Nature Art Gallery - Koh Phangan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visiting Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Khlong Dao Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Diamond Cliff beach. Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai, and stop by Fashion Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Ko Lanta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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.
Visiting Ko Phi Phi Le and Bamboo Island will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monkey Beach and Laem Tong Bay. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and then kick back and relax at Freedom Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Patong day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 1.5 hours. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rawai, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach

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