51 days in Thailand Itinerary

51 days in Thailand Itinerary

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51 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 30​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6​h
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h
6
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Ko Samet
— 2 nights
Travel:  6​h
9
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
+4
Taxi + Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  11​h
11
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Sukhothai
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Ayutthaya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Pattaya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
16
Sai Yok
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and stop by Mesimu.

Plan trip to Chiang Mai with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New Delhi, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Chaloklum. Get some historical perspective at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, stroll through Haad Rin, admire all the interesting features of Purina Sheep Farm, and stop by Sugar & Spice.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

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

1
night
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 10th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the galleries of Dao Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sunny Collection, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tubkaek Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in July, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (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
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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.
Relax by the water at Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Lana Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the 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

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Phra Ae Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Patong Inn Art and Apichart art gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Armani Fashion, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ao Wai and Ao Phai. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Wong Duean. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ao Prao Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ko Samet, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Thian.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Samet online holiday maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Ko Samet. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Samet
Highlights from your plan
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

3
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 SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Visit The Grand Palace and Wat Saket for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Huay Mongkol Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hua Hin Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Noi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hua Hin online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Hua Hin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Highlights from your plan
Hua Hin Beach ©
Hua Hin Beach
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation ©
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Choui Fong Tea Plantation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Hill Tribe Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Santikhiri Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Doi Mae Salong.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hua Hin to Chiang Rai in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Hua Hin in August, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Santikhiri Temple, Choui Fong Tea Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Doi Mae Salong ©
Doi Mae Salong
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary, delve into the distant past at Wat Si Chum, and then make a trip to Wat Traphang Thong. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sukhothai vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Sukhothai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
Highlights from your plan
Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary ©
Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park

3
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, see the interesting displays at Chan Kasem National Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then wander the streets of Ayutthaya Ruins, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Mahathat. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village, then see the interesting displays at Baan Hollanda, then delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and finally explore the activities along Chao Praya River.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Ayutthaya are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

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Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Beach road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pattaya Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and finally look for gifts at Jack and Dave.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pattaya trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ayutthaya to Pattaya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
CentralFestival Pattaya Beach ©
CentralFestival Pattaya Beach
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the different shops at Palio Khao Yai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Khao Yai National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sai Yok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Pak Chong, Khao Yai National Park
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Primo Piazza Khao Yai ©
Primo Piazza Khao Yai
GranMonte Vineyard and Winery ©
GranMonte Vineyard and Winery

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Sai Yok

Sai Yok ©
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
On the 18th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua) and then get engrossed in the history at Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Phra That Cave and then admire the sheer force of Erawan Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sai Yok trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Yai National Park to Sai Yok. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Phra That Cave, Erawan waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua) ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Erawan waterfall ©
Erawan waterfall

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