48 days in Thailand Itinerary

48 days in Thailand Itinerary

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48 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  17​h
1
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
11
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
12
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Rai: Doi Tung Royal Villa (in Mae Fa Luang), Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong) and Chiang Saen (212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น & Golden Triangle Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, relax in the rural setting at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, stroll through Elephant Valley Thailand, and don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Rai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Chiang Rai is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Doi Tung Royal Villa, Wat Phra Kaew
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary app .

Getting from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Si Satchanalai Historical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, and then explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip itinerary maker tool .

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 January in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Chedi Si Hong ©
Wat Chedi Si Hong

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pak Phli online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Sukhothai to Pak Phli with the Route module. When traveling from Sukhothai in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pak Phli: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Bloom By TV Pool, then Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Yai National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Pak Phli to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Khao Yai National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave
The Bloom By TV Pool ©
The Bloom By TV Pool

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pattaya (Megabreak Pool Hall & The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)) and Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip builder app .

Drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

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

6
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: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

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
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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.
On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at May & Co. General Store and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, have fun at Koh Tao CrossFit and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. February in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, stroll through Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town road trip planning app .

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 February, you will find days in Krabi Town are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, and head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

6
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and look for gifts at David Jone Fashion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Patong tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

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