23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chiang Mai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get much hotter in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, stop by Dress Men Fashion, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patong online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
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 beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, and try for a hole-in-one at Lanta Parklife.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta route maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Ko Ha Yai ©
Ko Ha Yai
Shark Diving

3
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 wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Ko Bida Nok, stroll through Long Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don journey builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 15th (Tue), look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Scandi Fashion ©
Scandi Fashion

1
night
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 16th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in September since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

3
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 wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Sugar & Spice, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and tour or see a game at Phangan Jorkyball.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In September in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, get your game on at VR1 -Thonglor Virtual Reality cafe Bangkok, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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