43 days in Thailand Itinerary

43 days in Thailand Itinerary

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43 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  19​h 15​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
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h
10
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mengrai Kilns, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route builder .

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Chiang Mai to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 5th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, then don't miss a visit to Wat Rong Khun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Chiang Saen, don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, and then stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai trip builder tool .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Rai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Chiang Saen ©
Chiang Saen

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 ©
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, look for gifts at Star Fashion, get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures, and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shark Diving
Star Fashion ©
Star Fashion

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 wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, stroll through Ko Bida Nok, and head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ko Phi Phi Don, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). There's still lots to do: stroll through Railay Beach, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, stop by Scandi Fashion, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town day trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Phang Nga
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bophut road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in July, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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 27th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. July in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Pattaya.

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
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, then head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Ripley's World Pattaya and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Pattaya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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 5th (Wed), get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, then have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, and then admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bangkok vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. August in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

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

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