55 days in Thailand Itinerary

55 days in Thailand Itinerary

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55 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Sukhothai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
4
Koh Tao
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Krabi Town
— 6 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
9
Similan Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
10
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Travel:  6 h 30 min
11
Damnoen Saduak
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Bangkok
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
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 6th (Sun): make a trip to Wat Traphang Thong, steep yourself in history at Sukhothai Historical Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, then explore the world behind art at Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Si Chum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Wat Sa Si and then explore the ancient world of Wat Sri Sawai.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sukhothai trip tool .

London, UK to Sukhothai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sukhothai is 7 hours. In January, Sukhothai is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hall of Opium Museum and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Rong Khun and Chiang Saen. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Rai side-trips: Mae Fah Luang Garden (in Mae Fa Luang) and Golden Triangle (in Chiang Saen). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, admire all the interesting features of Singha Park, and admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Rai road trip app .

You can fly from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sukhothai in January; daily highs in Chiang Rai reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Singha Park, Mae Fah Luang Garden, Wat Phra Kaew
Highlights from your plan
Chiang Saen ©
Chiang Saen
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

7
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 inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thai Elephant Conservation Center. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (in Lampang). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Night Bazaar, look for gifts at Supreme Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Lampang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jansom Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sai Nuan Beach and Ao Tanot Bay. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Lighthouse Bay, kick back and relax at Ao Thian Ok, and head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 30°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint

6
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
We've included these beaches for you: Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. Do your shopping at de' MARCO Fashions and Krabi Weekend Night Market. On the 27th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thalane, hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

Plan trip to Krabi Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

4
nights
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 Maya Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Ton Sai. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

7
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Head to The Tiger Collections and Fashion Pointfor some retail therapy. Visit Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Khlong Khong Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave, head off the coast to Ko Jum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Kata Beach. Get in touch with nature at Karon Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Ya Nui Beach in Rawai--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, stop by Bob Collection, get your game on at Phuket Kart, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip maker site .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Rawai, Phuket Orchid Farm
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Similan Islands

Similan Islands ©
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Similan National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Similan Islands trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patong to Similan Islands. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Similan Islands

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

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ao Wai and then kick back and relax at Ao Kiu Na Nok.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Samet day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Similan Islands to Ko Samet. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Samet can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toDamnoen Saduak.

Things to do in Ko Samet

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

2
nights
Damnoen Saduak

Damnoen Saduak ©
Damnoen Saduak, situated in Ratchaburi Province, harbors conservation areas that offer an iconic range of wildlife in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sathatham (Wat Mon), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Amphawa Floating Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Wat Phra Pathom Chedi and then play a few rounds at Nikanti Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Damnoen Saduak trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Damnoen Saduak with the Route module. In February in Damnoen Saduak, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Damnoen Saduak

Golf Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakhon Pathom, Amphawa Floating Market, Wat Sathatham (Wat Mon), Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai
Highlights from your plan
Nikanti Golf Club ©
Nikanti Golf Club
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market ©
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai ©
Wat Phra Christ Phra Haruthai

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khao San Road and Jim Thompson House. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

You can drive from Damnoen Saduak to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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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