41 days in Thailand Itinerary

41 days in Thailand Itinerary

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41 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
3
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Pattaya
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
6
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
8
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Phuket Big Buddha, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Patong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Patong. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don journey builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of Krabi Town to go to Phang Nga and see Phang Nga Elephant Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stroll through Ao Thalane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town tour website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Phang Nga Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khao Yai National Park road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krabi Town to Khao Yai National Park. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pattaya.

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

4
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pattaya: Sattahip (Nang Ram Beach & Ko Samae San). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, get your game on at EasyKart, and look for gifts at Ama Fashion.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pattaya online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Samaesan, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Underwater World Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

5
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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Ancient City in Samut Prakan, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari World, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

You can drive from Pattaya to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ancient City
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
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: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community- MOVED (in Chom Thong). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, identify plant and animal life at Thai Elephant Conservation Center, and admire the striking features of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lampang, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, stroll through Laem Thian, and explore the activities along Rocky Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao day trip site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, get in on the excitement at Phangan Jorkyball, stroll through Salad Beach, and kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In September in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

5
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) (in Maret), Bowtiful Jewellery (in Lamai Beach) and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park (in Ang Thong). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, have some family-friendly fun at Easykart - Go Karting, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Noi Beach, and kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bophut road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maret, Ko Samui, Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

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