32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Phuket Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Bophut
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Bangkok
— 11 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Phuket Town

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Nordic Fashion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Buddha Phuket and Jui Tui Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Promthep Cape (in Rawai) and Patong (The Phuket Gallery, Freedom Beach, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, get great views at Windmill Viewpoint, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get your game on at Phuket Kart.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town online holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Phuket Town is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Phuket Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phuket Town, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, Karon
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

7
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Classic International Suits and Samui Football Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Bophut side-trips: Wat Samret (in Maret) and Wat Khao Chedi (in Taling Ngam). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bophut online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maret, Mae Nam, Wat Khao Chedi, Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

7
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pan Tao, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Chang Khlan Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai travel planning tool .

Getting from Bophut to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Thai Elephant Home, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tha Pae Walking Street
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

11
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.
Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Wat Niwet Thammaprawat (in Bang Pa-in), Pattaya (CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, Art in Paradise Pattaya, & more) and Ayutthaya (Wat Borom Puttharam, Wat Maha That, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Wat Niwet Thammaprawat
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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