36 days in Thailand Itinerary

36 days in Thailand Itinerary

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36 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Phnom Penh

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip site .

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Chiang Mai. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Chiang Mai at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, 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 explore the galleries of De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Valley Thailand and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chiang Saen.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in March, with highs in Chiang Rai at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Rai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Patong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, head off the coast to Ko Jum, and kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

4
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In April in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and do sightseeing at your own pace with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
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 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Laem Thian and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at First Bow & Arrow Club Koh Phangan, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and have some family-friendly fun at Phangan Football Golf Club.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. April in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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 20th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, then relax in the rural setting at Farm Chokchai, and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

Plan a Khao Yai National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Khao Yai National Park, Farm Chokchai
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave
Farm Chokchai ©
Farm Chokchai

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