59 days in Thailand Itinerary

59 days in Thailand Itinerary

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59 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Drive:  5​h
1
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Rawai, Phuket
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Khao Lak
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Ko Kut
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h
7
Ko Chang
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Ko Samet
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Sukhothai
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  8​h 30​min
10
Koh Tao
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

4
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: Ao Tha Lane and Koh Lao Lading. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koh Panyi and Wat Sai Thai. Change things up with a short trip to Kew Ong Ear Shrine in Trang (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church, explore the striking landscape of Khao Phanombencha National Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Krabi Town is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kew Ong Ear Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Koh Lao Lading ©
Koh Lao Lading

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Laem Tong Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lighthouse and Eco Art Village. Step out of the city life by going to Kantiang Bay and Khao Mai Kaew Cave. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, stroll through Lanta Monkey School, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and head off the coast to Ko Jum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta road trip app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach
Khao Mai Kaew Cave ©
Khao Mai Kaew Cave

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yanui Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Ao Sane and Laem Ka Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Khiri Khet, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island), and stop by Rahul Fashion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rawai trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Rawai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Khao Lak

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Get in touch with nature at Pak Weep Beach and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheow Lan Lake and Coconut Beach. Explore Khao Lak's surroundings by going to Natai Beach (in Khok Kloi), Ao Phang-nga National Park (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Sea Turtle Conservation Centre (in Thai Mueang). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang), take in the dramatic scenery at Sai Rung Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Bangsak Beach, and look for gifts at World Fashion.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rawai to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Kut.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Ao Phang-nga National Park, Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, Cheow Lan Lake, Wat Rat Upatham (Wat Bang Riang)
Highlights from your plan
Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach
Cheow Lan Lake ©
Cheow Lan Lake

2
nights
Ko Kut

Ko Kut, a group of islands off the eastern shore of Thailand, remains a quiet holiday retreat with undeveloped beaches, calm waters, and a pristine jungle.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Noi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Klong Chao Beach and Khao Rearub. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bang Bao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabai Dog, admire the sheer force of Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall, and take a leisurely stroll along Ban Ao Yai.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Kut online itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Khao Lak to Ko Kut with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Kut

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Khao Rearub ©
Khao Rearub
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall ©
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Khlong Prao Beach and Wai Chaek Beach. Relax by the water at Klong Son Bay and Klong Kloi Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ko Rang, take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Orthodox Church, and head off the coast to Ko Wai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Chang vacation maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Kut to Ko Chang. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Chang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Ko Wai ©
Ko Wai
Ko Rang ©
Ko Rang

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ao Kiu Na Nok and then kick back and relax at Ao Cho. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Wai, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thian, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Phai.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Samet sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Chang to Ko Samet. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Samet can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Phai ©
Ao Phai

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Phrapai Luang. Take a break from the city and head to National Park Srisatchanalai and Sappraiwan Elephants Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sukhothai: Wat Soparam (in Si Samrong), Phitsanulok (Wat Ratcha Burada Temple, Shrine of King Naresuan the Great, & more) and Kamphaeng Phet (Wat Phra Borommathat Chediyaram & Wat Chang Rop). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Chetuphon, cruise along Green E-bike Sukhothai, don't miss a visit to Wat Traphang Thong, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sukhothai online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Sukhothai. Traveling from Ko Samet in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Sappraiwan Elephants Sanctuary, Wat Soparam, National Park Srisatchanalai
Highlights from your plan
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple
Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary ©
Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Chetuphon ©
Wat Chetuphon

5
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 The Diver's Boat and Shark Bay. Visiting Sai Nuan Beach and John-Suwan Viewpoint will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Daeng Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hin Wong Bay, explore the activities along Rocky Bay, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sukhothai to Koh Tao in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sukhothai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
The Diver's Boat ©
The Diver's Boat
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Khao Tham and Wat Phu Khao Noi. You'll get in some beach time at Haad Yuan Beach and Rin Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Chao Phao Beach, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and learn something new at C&M Learn Thai Culture.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary app .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Than Sadet Waterfall National Park ©
Than Sadet Waterfall National Park

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Plai Laem and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chinese Temple and Secret Buddha Garden. Step out of Bophut to go to Khanom and see Khanom Beach, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Choeng Mon Beach, look for gifts at Boss International Suits, do sightseeing your way with Nautiness Sailing, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planning tool .

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Khanom Beach, Chinese Temple
Highlights from your plan
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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