53 days in Thailand Itinerary

53 days in Thailand Itinerary

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53 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hua Hin
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Art in Paradise Pattaya and Jim Thompson House will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya) and Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Mahathat, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), take a stroll through Khao San Road, and explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bangkok route maker site .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

5
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Huay Mongkol Temple and Wat Khao Noi. Head to Market Village HuaHin and Royal Bossfor plenty of shopping. Explore Hua Hin's surroundings by going to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (in Tha Yang), Phraya Nakhon Cave (in Sam Roi Yot) and Saiyat Buddhist Temple (in Phetchaburi). There's lots more to do: stroll through Hua Hin Beach, play a few rounds at Banyan Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lub Lae Cave.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hua Hin trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bangkok to Hua Hin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Saiyat Buddhist Temple, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Highlights from your plan
Black Mountain Golf Club ©
Black Mountain Golf Club
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave

1
night
Ko Lipe

With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 30th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Lipe online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hua Hin to Ko Lipe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hua Hin to Ko Lipe. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Animal Welfare and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, stop by The Boss Collection, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Dao Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta day trip tool .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Laem Tong Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Maya Bay. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

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
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach. Relax by the water at Freedom Beach and Patong Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, identify plant and animal life at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and kick back and relax at Bang Tao Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Patong itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bang Tao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Speed Boats Tours. Get outdoors at Bamboo Island and Ko Hong. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, get great views at Railay View Point, take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions.

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Drive from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

4
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Plai Laem and Maenam Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman’s Village and Big Buddha. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Classic International Suits, kick back and relax at Samrong Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut itinerary planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Bophut by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maenam Beach, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, stroll through Leela Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Thai Elephant Home. Escape the urban bustle at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Doi Inthanon in Doi Inthanon National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip builder tool .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

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