49 days in Thailand Itinerary

49 days in Thailand Itinerary

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49 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Hua Hin
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + ferry:  6​h
4
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wong Amat Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Bang Saen Beach. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Art in Paradise Pattaya in Pattaya, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and enjoy some classic entertainment at Checkinn99.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online travel planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Bangkok is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Pattaya, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Bang Saen Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rescue Park and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Thai Elephant Home and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park in Mae Rim (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Hua Hin on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Mae Rim
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Huay Mongkol Temple and Baan Sillapin Artists Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Phraya Nakhon Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hua Hin: Kui Buri National Park (in Kui Buri) and Ao Manao (in Prachuap Khiri Khan). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Suan Son Pradipat Beach, look for gifts at Smart Fashion Hua Hin, and make a trip to Thai Silk Village Hua-Hin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hua Hin trip site .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Ao Manao, Kui Buri National Park, Phraya Nakhon Cave
Highlights from your plan
Ao Manao ©
Ao Manao
Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Daeng Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Koh Tao CrossFit, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao road trip tool .

Getting from Hua Hin to Koh Tao by combination of train and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
We've included these beaches for you: Thong Nai Pan Noi and Rin Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, head outdoors with Khao Ra, stroll through Ban Tai Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Than Sadet Waterfall National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. October in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

5
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Relax by the water at Chaweng Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. Wat Plai Laem and Art-samui are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to Buddha’s Footprint Temple in Na Mueang--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Cove Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laem Sor Pagoda.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Mae Nam, Buddha’s Footprint Temple
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Head to Alex's Fashion and Dao Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and PhraNang Cave Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, examine the collection at Andaman Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Phanombencha National Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Bophut in October, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nui Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Loh Lana Bay and Laem Tong Bay. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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 Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Ha Yai. You'll get in some beach time at Kantiang Bay and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, take in the waterfront at Saladan Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, and look for gifts at Tiger of Koh Lanta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In November in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (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

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungceylon and Suit Fitter Phuket. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yanui Beach and Mai Khao Beach. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Pak Weep Beach in Khao Lak, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and play a few rounds at Phuket Golf Leisure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Mai Khao Beach, Pak Weep Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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