33 days in Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Thailand Itinerary

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33 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
8
Pattaya
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
12
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
13
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca


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2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Triangle, House of Opium and Chiang Rai Night Bazaar. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, walk around Singha Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally hunt for treasures at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Triangle, then see the interesting displays at House of Opium, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower Chiang Rai.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai trip planning app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Chiang Rai is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Chiang Rai is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chiang Rai when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiang Saen
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Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well as Night Bazaar. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and make a trip to Tha Phae Gate.

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

Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Si Satchanalai Historical Park and then explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, and then delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum

2
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at ElephantsWorld, stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai.

Plan my day in Kanchanaburi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Sukhothai to Kanchanaburi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
You've now added Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phanan Choeng, steep yourself in history at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, then steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya, then delve into the distant past at Wat Mahathat, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ayutthaya road trip planning website .

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Ayutthaya, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

2
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall and then head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from Ayutthaya to Khao Yai National Park in 3.5 hours. August in Khao Yai National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Primo Piazza Khao Yai ©
Primo Piazza Khao Yai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) as well as Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and then don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, and then admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Pattaya.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya road trip app .

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach and then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Pattaya to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

2
nights
Bophut

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club and then take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nui Beach, Mosquito Island and Laem Tong Bay. On the 28th (Wed), head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don day trip site .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bangla Road as well as Patong Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, and learn and have fun at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phuket Town online trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Patong
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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