55 days in Thailand Itinerary

55 days in Thailand Itinerary

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55 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Pai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
5
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Patong
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
8
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
9
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Karon
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
11
Phuket Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Bophut
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Ang Thong
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
14
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
15
Koh Tao
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, then make a trip to Wat Huay Pla Kang, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: walk around Singha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Doi Ngam Muang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai online sightseeing planner .

Shanghai, China to Chiang Rai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Chiang Rai. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in May; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

5
nights
Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pai Canyon and Thom's Pai Elephant Camp. Get out of town with these interesting Pai side-trips: Mae Hong Son (Kiew Lom Viewpoint & Wat Pa Tam Wua) and Soppong (Pang Mapha Viewpoint & Luk Khao Lam Viewpoint). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Land Split Pai Thailand, get outside with Yun Lai Viewpoint, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sri Don Chai, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pam Bok Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pai trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Chiang Rai to Pai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in May: highs in Pai hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pai

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mae Hong Son, Soppong
Highlights from your plan
Conserve Natural Forests ©
Conserve Natural Forests
Pai Canyon ©
Pai Canyon
The Land Split Pai Thailand ©
The Land Split Pai Thailand

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Rescue Park and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pan Tao, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai route builder tool .

Drive from Pai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tak.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

2
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 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Muang, don't miss a visit to Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Mahathat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan, don't miss a visit to Wat Phutthaisawan Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, then steep yourself in history at Wat Thammikarat, then delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ayutthaya trip planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ayutthaya are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Muang
Highlights from your plan
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Wat Suthat. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Khao Kheow Open Zoo (in Si Racha) and Art in Paradise Pattaya (in Pattaya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

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You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Art in Paradise Pattaya, Khao Kheow Open Zoo
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
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get your game on at Game Space Laser Battle, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Game Space Laser Battle ©
Game Space Laser Battle

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Ko Phi Phi Le. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, and stroll through Ao Ton Sai.

Make your Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanta Animal Welfare and Shark Diving. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, stroll through Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), look for gifts at Star Fashion, and take a leisurely stroll along Saladan Pier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shark Diving
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Poda Island. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town visit planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

4
nights
Karon

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nai Harn Beach and Dino Park Mini Golf. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Promthep Cape, play a few rounds at Phuket Golf Leisure, get to know the resident critters at Helge Fashion Custom Tailor, and stop by Anthony's Boutique Karon Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karon trip planning app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Karon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Karon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rawai
Highlights from your plan
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Promthep Cape ©
Promthep Cape

3
nights
Phuket Town

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Speed Boats Tours. Go for a jaunt from Phuket Town to Khao Lak to see Pak Weep Beach about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), admire the natural beauty at Phuket Orchid Farm, sample the fine beverages at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, and stop by My Boss Collection.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip planner.

Take a bus from Karon to Phuket Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pak Weep Beach, Koh Yao Yai
Highlights from your plan
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

3
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then stop by Rocky's Fashion, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Extreme VR Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Easykart - Go Karting.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bophut route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Phuket Town in June, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
Highlights from your plan
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Samui Football Golf Club ©
Samui Football Golf Club

3
nights
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ang Thong road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Bophut to Ang Thong with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake)

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ang Thong to Ko Pha Ngan. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Aow Leuk Bay. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

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