55 days in Thailand Itinerary

55 days in Thailand Itinerary

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55 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 7 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Ko Samet
— 4 nights
Travel:  6​h
10
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, and take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online vacation planner .

Paris, France to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. In November, Chiang Mai is much hotter than Paris - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

7
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Wat Chaloklum and Wat Phu Khao Noi for their historical value. Relax by the water at Ao Plai Laem and Hat Sadet Beach. Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Salad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Chao Phao Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Phangan Spirit Distillery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan holiday builder tool .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in November since evenings lows in Ko Pha Ngan dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Thian.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Malibu beach and Samrong Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem. There's still lots to do: stop by Classic International Suits, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Help of Christians Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bophut online attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at VICTORIA Fashion House and Karbi Walking Street. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Step out of Krabi Town to go to Thap Put and see Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang), which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery, head outdoors with Motorbike Rental Krabi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang)
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maya Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nui Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Ton Sai, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Phra Ae Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lanta Art and Lanta Old Town. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach, stroll through Khlong Dao Beach, and look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

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Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

7
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Freedom Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and Patong Inn Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Phuket Golf Leisure (in Rawai) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by New Valentino, get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Malin Plaza Patong.

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Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Rawai, Big Buddha Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ao Wai and Ao Prao Beach. Relax by the water at Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Thian. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ao Cho and stroll through Ao Tubtim.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Samet trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Ko Samet. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Samet can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Ao Wong Duean ©
Ao Wong Duean

7
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 Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Nightingale Olympic. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, wander the streets of Khao San Road, and surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

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)

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