35 days in Thailand Itinerary

35 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Phang Nga
— 2 nights
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Paris

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Chiang Rai

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai trip site.

Paris, France to Chiang Rai is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Paris to Chiang Rai. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites

Chiang Mai

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, approximately Mae Rim away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Rai in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangkok

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Chantharakasem National Museum, Wat Maha That, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

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 24th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip builder app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Ko Pha Ngan

— 5 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan vacation builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. May in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 4 nights
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 Bophut with a short trip to We Green in Maret, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: add some fun to your beach time CSI: SAMUI Dive School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bophut day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Bophut are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, stop by Rajah Fashion, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong online travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Patong, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. June in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 12th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, take in the exciting artwork at Lanta Art, test the waters at Warin Spa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta tour planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Phang Nga.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Phang Nga

— 2 nights
Frequently overlooked by tourists, the town of Phang Nga may seem lackluster and uninteresting to some vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wat Manee Sri Mahathat, step off the mainland to explore Phang Nga Bay., and then see what you can catch with Exotic Fishing Thailand. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Sa Nang Manora Forest Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phang Nga Elephant Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phang Nga tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Phang Nga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phang Nga

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.