56 days in Thailand Itinerary

56 days in Thailand Itinerary

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56 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cusco
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Sai Yok
— 3 nights
Travel:  9 h 15 min
2
Ko Samet
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Ko Chang
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h
5
Koh Tao
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
7
Rawai, Phuket
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45 min
9
Ko Lanta
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
10
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
11
Ko Lan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Cusco

3
nights
Sai Yok

Sai Yok ©
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and River Kwai. Appreciate the collections at Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail and Bridge Over the River Kwai. Change things up with these side-trips from Sai Yok: The Time Memorial Park (in Si Sawat), Erawan Falls (in Erawan National Park) and Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (in Kanchanaburi). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Sai Yok National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Khao Chang Phueak, don't miss a visit to Namtok Kroeng Krawia, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kroeng Krawia Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sai Yok day trip planning tool .

Cusco, Peru to Sai Yok is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanchanaburi, Thong Pha Phum, The Time Memorial Park, Erawan waterfall, Kroeng Krawia Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Erawan waterfall ©
Erawan waterfall
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ao Prao Beach and Ao Wai. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sai Kaew Beach and Ao Cho. The adventure continues: stroll through Ao Kiu Na Nok, step off the mainland to explore Koh Samed, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Wong Duean.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Samet day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sai Yok to Ko Samet. In October in Ko Samet, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Samet
Highlights from your plan
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai

5
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Ko Rang for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bang Bao Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kai Bae Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mu Ko Chang National Park View Point, and look for gifts at Koh Chang Milano Fashion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ko Chang vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Ko Chang. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Bang Bao Beach ©
Bang Bao Beach

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maenam Beach and Spas & Wellness. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Chaweng Noi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park in Ang Thong (about 1h 50 min away). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach, stroll through Lamai Beach, and stop by James Fashion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut holiday site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Ko Chang to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Chaweng Noi Beach ©
Chaweng Noi Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)

6
nights
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Ao Tanot Bay and Lighthouse Bay. Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Ao Muong for some beach relaxation. Make the 24th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Laem Thian, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Thian Ok, indulge your taste buds at Asia Mood, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary maker website .

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Bay ©
Lighthouse Bay
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Jansom Bay ©
Jansom Bay

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Rin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pamper yourself for a day on the 29th (Mon) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, stroll through Ao Chaloklum Bay, and stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

Discover how to plan a Ko Pha Ngan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

5
nights
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Spas & Wellness. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rawai Beach and Nai Yang Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rawai: Kamala Beach (in Kamala), Patong (Freedom Beach & Phuket Kart) and Surin Beach (in Choeng Thale). Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape, kick back and relax at Ao Sane, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, and stop by Casa Di Moda.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rawai trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Rawai by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Patong, Surin Beach, Naiyang Beach
Highlights from your plan
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane
Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laem Tong Bay and Aquaride. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and stroll through Ao Ton Sai.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Ao Ton Sai ©
Ao Ton Sai

6
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Dao Beach, stroll through Nui Beach (Haad Nui), have some family-friendly fun at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, and experience rural life at ASALANTA.

Find out how to plan Ko Lanta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Pattaya Beach, stroll through Sanom Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Lan.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Lan

Ko Lan ©
Ko Lan, a small island just off the coast of Pattaya, serves as one of the most popular day-trip destinations for Pattaya locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Nual Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tien Beach, and then stroll through Samae Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sangwan Beach, stroll through Tong Lang Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ta Yai beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lan trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Lipe to Ko Lan. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lan due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Lan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Koh Larn
Highlights from your plan
Sangwan Beach ©
Sangwan Beach
Tong Lang Beach ©
Tong Lang Beach
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn

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