44 days in Thailand Itinerary

44 days in Thailand Itinerary

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44 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  15​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sukhothai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
10
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
11
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Kanchanaburi
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Athens

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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 inner history buff will appreciate Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Pan Tao. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (in Lampang). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai holiday website .

Athens, Greece to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

3
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.
Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Chang Lom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Saphan Hin and Phra Si Ratana Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sukhothai: Phitsanulok (Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum & Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Sorasak, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Si Chum, explore the striking landscape of Si Satchanalai Historical Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong.

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You can drive from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Phitsanulok
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

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 discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Mahathat, & more) and Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sukhothai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Khom. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bottle Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, stroll through Haad Yuan Beach, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

3
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.
Visit Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Maenam Beach and Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Railay View Point. You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, stop by de' MARCO Fashions, kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach. Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Patong Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, get great views at Promthep Cape, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Patong holiday planner .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, Bang Tao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nui Beach and Loh Lana Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Loh Moo Dee Beach. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Loh Moo Dee Beach
Loh Moo Dee Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Diamond Cliff Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Koh Rok Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head off the coast to Ko Lipe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Popular historic sites such as Huay Mongkol Temple and Jao Mae Tub Tim Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Hua Hin Beach and Phraya Nakhon Cave. Step out of Hua Hin to go to Tha Yang and see Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have fun at Siam Milsim, cool off at Black Mountain Water Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hua Hin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lipe to Hua Hin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Hua Hin are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Phraya Nakhon Cave
Highlights from your plan
Hua Hin Beach ©
Hua Hin Beach
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Spas

6
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and Wat Ban Tham for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and ElephantsWorld. Venture out of the city with trips to Erawan waterfall (in Erawan National Park), Huai Krachao (Wat Sa Long Ruea Temple & Wat Thipsukontharam) and Tha Muang (Wat Tham Sua & Wat Tham Khao Noi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tham Phu Wa Temple, appreciate the history behind Guan Im Sutham Temple, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Erawan National Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kanchanaburi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tha Muang, Sai Yok, Huai Krachao, Erawan waterfall, Erawan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

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