45 days in Thailand Itinerary

45 days in Thailand Itinerary

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45 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Ko Chang
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
4
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
7
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
8
Ko Lipe
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
9
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
10
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
11
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
12
Similan Islands
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
13
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get outside with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. In April, Bangkok is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

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)

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. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, take a stroll around Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Bao Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Chang trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, car, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Chang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Bangkok in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ko Chang: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

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
Koh Chang Milano Fashion ©
Koh Chang Milano Fashion

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. For shopping fun, head to Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai or Kad Luang - Warorot Market. Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Wang--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and look for gifts at Supreme Collection.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ko Chang to Chiang Mai by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ko Chang in April: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Chiang Mai in April, plan for slightly colder days in Koh Tao, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pamper yourself for a day on the 19th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and have fun at Full Moon Party.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Full Moon Party
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman’s Village and Big Buddha. Visit Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) (in Maret) and Bowtiful Jewellery (in Lamai Beach). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stop by Rocky's Fashion.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bophut journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Maret, Lamai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Head to de' MARCO Fashions and Alex's Fashionfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Railay Beach and Koh Lao Lading. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, browse the different shops at Klong Muang Plaza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town tour site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°C in Krabi Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

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

3
nights
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.
Visit Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, step off the mainland to explore Koh Hin Ngam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanom Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lipe trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe. In April in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Ko Lanta on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, stroll through Long Beach, then stop by Fashion Point, and finally stop by The Tiger Collections. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta journey app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungceylon and Casa Di Moda. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong) and Windmill Viewpoint (in Phuket Town). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Patong journey planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. May in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Similan Islands

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Mu Ko Similan National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Similan Islands trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Patong to Similan Islands with the Route module. In May in Similan Islands, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toBangkok.

Things to do in Similan Islands

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

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Appreciate the collections at The National Museum Bangkok and Museum of Siam. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Mahathat and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Ayutthaya Ruins in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See some other sides of Bangkok: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), buy something for everyone on your list at CentralWorld, explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, and take a stroll through Sukhumvit.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Similan Islands to Bangkok with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Similan Islands in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Highlights from your plan
The National Museum Bangkok ©
The National Museum Bangkok
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) ©

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