45 days in Thailand Itinerary

45 days in Thailand Itinerary

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45 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h
2
Ko Chang
— 4 nights
+5
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
3
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
9
Similan Islands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
10
Pattaya
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
11
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Portland

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Head to Mesimu and G.G Armani collectionfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Thai Elephant Conservation Center (in Lampang). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai driving holiday site .

Portland, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. In January, Chiang Mai is warmer than Portland - with highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

4
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Khlong Prao Beach and Lonely Beach. Visiting Ko Rang and Bang Bao Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, look for gifts at Koh Chang Milano Fashion, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kong Koi Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Chang trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Chang by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Ko Chang dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sai Nuan Beach and Jansom Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Rocky Bay. On the 15th (Tue), spend a cool day on the water with Unseen Tours Koh Tao. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, stroll through Lighthouse Bay, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koh Tao day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Ko Chang to Koh Tao takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ko Chang in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach. Visit Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi for some beach relaxation. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Chaloklum Bay, and enjoy some diversion at First Bow & Arrow Club Koh Phangan.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online vacation planner .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. For shopping fun, head to de' MARCO Fashions or Scandi Fashion. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, Head underground at Phra Nang Cave, stroll through Khlong Muang Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Koh Lao Lading.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Maya Bay and Ao Ton Sai. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Laem Tong Bay and Monkey Beach. Spend the 25th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and stroll through Nui Beach.

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Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visit Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Khlong Khong Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lanta Animal Welfare and Khlong Dao Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, stop by Fashion Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach (Haad Nui).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko Lanta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and Casa Di Moda. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kata Beach, make a trip to Nai Thon Beach, stroll through Freedom Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Phuket Orchid Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patong travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Nai Thon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

1
night
Similan Islands

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Similan National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Similan Islands trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Similan Islands. In February in Similan Islands, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Similan Islands

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Similan National Park ©
Mu Ko Similan National Park

3
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Ko Samae San and Nang Ram Beach. Visit Jomtien Beach and Bang Saen Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Pattaya side-trips: Mae Ram Phueng Beach (in Phe) and Nam Rin Beach (in Rayong). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, browse the different shops at Royal Garden Plaza, make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pattaya tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Similan Islands to Pattaya. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Samaesan, Bang Saen Beach, Nam Rin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ko Samae San ©
Ko Samae San
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach

6
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip site .

Drive from Pattaya to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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