46 days in Thailand Itinerary

46 days in Thailand Itinerary

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46 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
10
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Green E-bike Sukhothai. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sukhothai Historical Park and Phra Si Ratana Temple. Step out of Sukhothai to go to Phitsanulok and see Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sukhothai trip planning tool .

London, UK to Sukhothai is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sukhothai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Sukhothai: highs are around 35°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum ©
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum

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.
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai planning tool .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. December in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Salad Beach and Haad Yuan Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Gruad Beach, and kick back and relax at Hat Sadet Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Laem Thian and Sai Nuan Beach. There's more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

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

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Shark Diving

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Railay Beach and Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. You'll get in some beach time at PhraNang Cave Beach and Had Yao. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, and get outside with Motorbike Rental Krabi.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the 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
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

5
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.
Visit Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Loh Dalum Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Ton Sai.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visiting Shark Diving and Kantiang Bay will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Diamond Cliff Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Karon Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Inn Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Tri Trang Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary builder app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Phang Nga Bay., The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Samet

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Wai and Ao Wong Duean. Visiting Ao Prao Beach and Ao Karang (Ao Pakarang) will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Kiu Na Nok and stroll through Ao Phai.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Samet visit planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patong to Ko Samet. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Phai ©
Ao Phai

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), take a stroll through Khao San Road, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and get great views at Wat Saket.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, 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)

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