23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and get your game on at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Patong is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, then try for a hole-in-one at Lanta Parklife, and then stop by World Fashion Suits.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta attractions tool .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Parklife ©
Lanta Parklife
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall ©
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall

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 nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, make a splash at Aquaride, and explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

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

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach and then stroll through Railay Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To plan Koh Tao vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in August since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, stroll through Ao Plai Laem, and tour or see a game at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

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
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai vacation website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chiang Mai, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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.
Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Mahathat, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok journey planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

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)

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