32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Travel:  6​h
2
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h
10
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Newark

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.
Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center). Visit Wat Pho and Wat Mahathat for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and make a trip to Khao San Road.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In October, Bangkok is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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)

3
nights
Ko Samet

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
We've included these beaches for you: Ao Wai and Ao Kiu Na Nok. There's more to do: stroll through Ao Cho and kick back and relax at Ao Prao Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Samet tour itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Ko Samet. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Head to Jungceylon and New Valentinofor some retail therapy. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Patong road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Patong. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Phra Ae Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Head to The Boss Collection and Monday Flea Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta journey website .

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Maya Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. October in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, stroll through Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and head outdoors with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In November in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

1
night
Ang Thong, Ko Samui

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 6th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island and then explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ang Thong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ang Thong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©

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 7th (Thu): stop by May & Co. General Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Thian, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip builder .

Getting from Ang Thong to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Ao Plai Laem and Haad Yuan Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Phangan Spirit Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Hat Sadet Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan visit planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In November in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

1
night
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Si Satchanalai Historical Park, then delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sukhothai road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Sukhothai in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

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.
Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Lamphun (Wat Kukut & Wat Phra That Hariphunchai). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mengrai Kilns, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ched Yot.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip maker site .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lamphun, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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

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