54 days in Thailand Itinerary

54 days in Thailand Itinerary

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54 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Chom Thong
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
11
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
12
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
13
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rome

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Rai side-trips: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park & 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น) and Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, stroll through Elephant Valley Thailand, experience rural life at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Chiang Rai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Chiang Rai is 6 hours. July in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Wat Phra Kaew
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

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: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai holiday maker .

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Chom Thong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks 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
Chom Thong

Chom Thong ©
Chom Thong is a district in the southern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.HistoryAccording to the legend of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan, the location of the temple is on a small hill which looks similar to a termite hill and Thong Lang or coral tree forest. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall and then stroll through Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chom Thong travel route planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chom Thong in 1.5 hours. In July in Chom Thong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chom Thong

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chom Thong 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 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
On the 29th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, and then admire the natural beauty at The Bloom By TV Pool.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Khao Yai National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Khao Yai National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
On the 31st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pak Phli road trip site .

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Pak Phli by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Pak Phli sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pak Phli

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

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket, and admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patong vacation tool .

Explore your travel options from Pak Phli to Patong with the Route module. In July in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Karon Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Phang Nga Bay., Big Buddha Phuket, Wat Baan Kamala
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
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 beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, and stop by Star Fashion.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta road trip app .

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall ©
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall
Star Fashion ©
Star Fashion

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, stroll through Long Beach, and stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

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

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Ko Hong (in Ao Luek) and Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. August in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Ko Hong
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

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 wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning website .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in August since evenings lows in Ko Pha Ngan dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

3
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.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao travel route planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

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.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samrong Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bophut online journey planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2 hours. In August in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

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