23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Krabi Town
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Bophut
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Bophut
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Bangkok
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online journey builder .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
day
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 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Ko Hong, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and then head off the coast to Tup Island.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Shopping
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Tup Island ©
Tup Island
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong

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 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, stroll through Ko Bida Nok, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary website .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for Ko Lanta on the 9th (Thu).

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 ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, look for gifts at The Boss Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
See some other sides of Krabi Town: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

Before you visit Krabi Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
nights
Bophut

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamai Beach, and then stop by Classic International Suits.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in January, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Lamai Beach
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Food Tours
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling

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: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip tool .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

1
day
Bophut

Bophut ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planner .

Drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches
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Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by CM Armani, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bophut to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Bangkok

Bangkok
To see maps and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planning site .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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