23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  18 h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
5
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Hamburg

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Karon View Point. Attractions like Patong Beach and Yanui Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get your game on at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for gifts at Nordic Fashion.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Patong is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Patong, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Patong is much hotter than Hamburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Yanui Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Mosquito Island. Kids will appreciate attractions like Long Beach and Laem Tong Bay. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Boss Collection. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ko Rok Nok, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta holiday app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Nature Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok
Khao Mai Kaew Cave ©
Khao Mai Kaew Cave

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe and then kick back and relax at Sanom Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lipe day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In December in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and Alex's Fashion. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Railay Beach and Koh Lao Lading. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town due to the time zone difference. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Khao Lak

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at New Fashionway, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coconut Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Krabi Town to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Khao Lak can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Bring the kids along to Ban Tai Beach and Salad Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haad Yuan Beach and Hat Sadet Beach. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Khao Lak to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. January in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

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.
On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace and then stop by Tom's Fashion.

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

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Room Escape Games
Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) ©

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