56 days in Thailand Itinerary

56 days in Thailand Itinerary

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56 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  27​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  6​h
10
Hua Hin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Bangkok
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Doi Inthanon. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online travel planner .

Montreal, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in October; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ang Thong, Ko Samui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ang Thong tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Ang Thong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ang Thong when traveling from Chiang Mai in October, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ang Thong

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

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nai Harn Beach and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Promthep Cape (in Rawai). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Ang Thong to Patong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Ang Thong in October, Patong is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon, Phang Nga Bay.
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Pirate Kayak Adventures. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Ko Ha Yai, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta tour itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Nui Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ko Bida Nok, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

You can plan Ko Phi Phi Don trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can ride a 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, and stroll through Railay Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bophut trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

6
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 Wat Khao Tham. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, and let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan holiday builder .

Drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Laem Thian. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan, stop by May & Co. General Store, and enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

5
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Huay Mongkol Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Hua Hin: Mrigadayavan Palace (in Cha-am) and Phraya Nakhon Cave (in Sam Roi Yot). There's much more to do: tee off at Banyan Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jao Mae Tub Tim Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin, and enjoy some diversion at Siam Milsim.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hua Hin tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Hua Hin by combination of ferry and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hua Hin when traveling from Koh Tao in December, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Saket. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Wat Mahathat (in Ayutthaya) and Pattaya (St. Nikolaus Church, Walking Street Pattaya, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), walk around Lumpini Park, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok journey planner .

Traveling by car from Hua Hin to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Pattaya, 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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