57 days in Thailand Itinerary

57 days in Thailand Itinerary

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57 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  29 h
1
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bangkok
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
6
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
10
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
11
Patong, Phuket
— 11 nights
Bus + Fly:  32 h
End: Lima

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Rai side-trips: Doi Tung Royal Villa (in Mae Fa Luang), Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park & 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น) and Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wat Rong Khun, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Valley Thailand, relax in the rural setting at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, and stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai tour itinerary planning site .

Lima, Peru to Chiang Rai is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Traveling from Lima in January, Chiang Rai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Ban Kae Phayao, Wat Phra Kaew, Doi Tung Royal Villa
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai attractions planning website .

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Khao Yai National Park is known for nature, parks, fun & games, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park, get great views at Pa Deo Die Cliff, admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, and get your game on at Pete Maze.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Mai to Khao Yai National Park. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect Khao Yai National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pak Phli
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat) and The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) (in Pattaya). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok planner .

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, The Sanctuary Of Truth
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, have some family-friendly fun at Playground and Cafe, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

Plan a Ko Pha Ngan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Ko Pha Ngan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at May & Co. General Store, hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, and enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Shark Diving

4
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.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Classic International Suits, have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Party, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary Help of Christians Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2 hours. In February in Bophut, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Paintball Party
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving ©
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Bophut, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Krabi Town, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

4
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online vacation maker .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. February in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

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
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta attractions planning website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

11
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, and get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phang Nga Bay., The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Big Buddha Phuket, Wat Baan Kamala
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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