52 days in Thailand Itinerary

52 days in Thailand Itinerary

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52 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Pattaya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hua Hin
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
10
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
12
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Bangkok is known for religious sites, shopping, historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get out of town with these interesting Pattaya side-trips: Khao Kheow Open Zoo (in Si Racha) and Ko Samae San (in Sattahip). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Megabreak Pool Hall, and make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Pattaya travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Ko Samae San, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

3
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Explore Kanchanaburi's surroundings by going to Erawan Falls (in Erawan National Park), Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail (in Sai Yok) and Wat Khanon (in Photharam). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at ElephantsWorld, examine the collection at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, don't miss a visit to Wat Tham Sua, and snap pictures at Tham Kra Sae Bridge.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanchanaburi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pattaya to Kanchanaburi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sai Yok, Wat Tham Sua, Erawan waterfall, Wat Khanon
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Erawan waterfall ©
Erawan waterfall

4
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chao Mae Tubtim Thong Shrine (in Pranburi), Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park (in Kui Buri), Wildlife Friends of Thailand (in Tha Yang) and Tan Chet Yot Temple (in Sam Roi Yot). And it doesn't end there: stop by The Family Tree, admire the striking features of Mrigadayavan Palace, get reinvigorated at Kiriya yoga huahin, and indulge your taste buds at The Saxophone Lounge Hua Hin.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hua Hin trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Mrigadayavan Palace, Tan Chet Yot Temple, Chao Mae Tubtim Thong Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park ©
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Tan Chet Yot Temple ©
Tan Chet Yot Temple
The Family Tree ©
The Family Tree

5
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.
Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Grandma's Thai Recipes (in Mae Rim), Maemoh Mine Musuem (in Mae Mo), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center & Wat Phra That Lampang Luang). Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Scandy Collection, admire the striking features of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Elephant Retirement Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lampang, Maemoh Mine Musuem, Doi Inthanon, Grandma's Thai Recipes, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Rai side-trips: Chiang Saen (Wat Pra Dhat Pha-Ngao & Hall of Opium Museum) and Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and take some stellar pictures from Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Wat Phra Kaew
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bophut: Fisherman Pants Shop (in Lamai Beach), Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park (in Ang Thong) and Maret (Atma Jnana Yoga & Wat Samret). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Island Organics Thai Cooking Class, don't miss a visit to Phra Phutthabat Chamlong Khao Hua Chuk, and tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phangan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Classes Tours

Side Trip

Maret
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Island Organics Thai Cooking Class ©
Island Organics Thai Cooking Class
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Phangan is known for beaches, adventure, fun & games, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phangan tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Phangan takes an hour. In October in Ko Phangan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach

4
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for adventure, nature, beaches, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot, and take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao custom trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phangan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. October in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Top Adventure Park Krabi (in Ao Luek) and Phang Nga Bay (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Phi Phi Islands, stop by Krabi Exotic Decor, make a trip to Tha Lane Bay, and get your game on at Krabi Fun Park.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Koh Tao in October, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Tree Top Adventure Park Krabi
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Maya Bay, Head underground at Viking Cave, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Phuket Big Buddha, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach, identify plant and animal life at Soi Dog Foundation, and look for gifts at Anthony Boutique Karon Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip generator.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3.5 hours. In October in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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