32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Khao Lak
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
6
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pak Nam, then stop by S.J. International, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, then take a stroll through Silom Village, then explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Intharawihan.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok travel planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi ©
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara ©
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara

4
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Holy Trinity Church in Phuket will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yanui Beach and Mai Khao Beach. Step out of Phuket Town to go to Kamala and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jui Tui Shrine, and examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phuket Town day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Phuket, Rawai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Highlights from your plan
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

3
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Visit Pak Weep Beach and Bangsak Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang) and Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery. Explore Khao Lak's surroundings by going to Koh Kho Khao Island (in Takua Pa) and Sea Turtle Conservation Centre (in Thai Mueang). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at World Fashion, don't miss a visit to Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai), and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khao Lak holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Phuket Town to Khao Lak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang), Sea Turtle Conservation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Spas
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Kantiang Bay and Diamond Cliff Beach. Relax by the water at Nui Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at The Tiger Collections, and head off the coast to Ko Rok Nok.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Lanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Ko Lipe

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 14th (Fri), head off the coast to Koh Hin Ngam, kick back and relax at Sanom Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pattaya Beach, then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe day trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Lipe when traveling from Ko Lanta in February, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Koh Lao Lading and Ao Tha Lane for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Koh Panyi and Dao Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Agnes Catholic Church, hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town travel tool .

Getting from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town. Traveling from Ko Lipe in February, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Plai Laem and Laem Sor Pagoda. Chinese Temple and Art-samui are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll through Choeng Mon Beach, get your game on at Easykart - Go Karting, look for gifts at James Fashion, and kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bophut online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in February, you will find days in Bophut are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Chinese Temple
Highlights from your plan
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Explore hidden gems such as Haad Chao Phao Beach and Leela Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haad Yuan Beach, learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by car takes about 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach
Wat Khao Tham ©
Wat Khao Tham
Wat Chaloklum ©
Wat Chaloklum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Rescue Park and Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Muen Lan, stop by The Lost Book Shop, and explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in February, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mae Taeng
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

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