23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Leipzig
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Leipzig

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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Leipzig, Germany to Bangkok is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Leipzig to Bangkok, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Leipzig in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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)

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

4
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village, and stroll through Chaweng Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut road trip app .

You can drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
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Food Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Patong day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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 24th (Fri): stop by Flipflop and Treacle and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry. In July in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Chom Thong (Pha Dok Seaw Waterfall & Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chom Thong, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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