53 days in Thailand Itinerary

53 days in Thailand Itinerary

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53 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Similan Islands
— 1 day
Travel:  4 h 45 min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
Ferry:  45 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h
7
Koh Tao
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5 h
8
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h
9
Ko Chang
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
10
Ko Samet
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
11
Pattaya
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
12
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Warsaw

1
day
Similan Islands

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
On the 11th (Sun), head off the coast to Mu Ko Similan National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Similan Islands route planning tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Similan Islands is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in November: high temperatures in Similan Islands hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Similan Islands

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

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Karon Beach and Rawai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach, stroll through Surin Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Nai Thon Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Patong holiday website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Similan Islands to Patong. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rawai, Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, Surin Beach, Nai Thon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visiting Lanta Animal Welfare and Khlong Dao Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay, head off the coast to Ko Jum, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and kick back and relax at Nui Beach (Haad Nui).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta road trip site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
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 Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Monkey Beach and Ao Ton Sai. Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. 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 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Escape the urban bustle at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Ko Hong in Ao Luek--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Thalane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Phra Nang Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town journey planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Hong
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Visiting Haad Yuan Beach and Bottle Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and kick back and relax at Ao Chaloklum Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Tanot Bay and Jansom Bay. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Thian Ok. On the 9th (Sun), spend a cool day on the water with Unseen Tours Koh Tao. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hin Wong Bay, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Ched Yot. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Doi Inthanon. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), stop by G.G Armani collection, and examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Getting from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Thai Elephant Home, Doi Inthanon National Park, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ko Rang and Kai Bae Beach. Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Lonely Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Bao Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Ko Wai.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Ko Chang visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Chang in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Ko Chang is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ko Rang ©
Ko Rang
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Prao Beach, then kick back and relax at Ao Kiu Na Nok, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Kaew Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ao Cho and then kick back and relax at Ao Wai.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Samet online vacation maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Chang to Ko Samet. December in Ko Samet sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Ko Samet

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

5
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get outdoors at Ko Samae San and Pattaya Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Jomtien Beach and Bang Saen Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Pattaya side-trips: Sattahip (Nang Ram Beach, Hat Toei Ngam, & more) and Mae Ram Phueng Beach (in Phe). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tawaen Beach, stroll through Wong Amat Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pattaya trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Pattaya. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sattahip, Na Chom Thian, Samaesan, Bang Saen Beach, Underwater World Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
Ko Samae San ©
Ko Samae San
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jim Thompson House and The National Museum Bangkok. Visiting SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya Ruins, & more) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (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
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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