24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

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24 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in April, with highs in Chiang Mai at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, walk around Lumpini Park, and see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In April in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

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 beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, savor the flavors at C&M Learn Thai Culture, let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, and stroll through Salad Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip site .

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Ko Pha Ngan hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

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
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao road trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stroll through Railay Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and then stroll through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip builder .

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koh Tao in April since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

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

3
nights
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: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, step off the mainland to explore Ko Rok Nok, look for gifts at World Fashion Suits, and head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta vacation tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. April in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Phang Nga Bay., Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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