23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Surat Thani
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Chumphon
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then make a trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Pho. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Bangkok, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

4
nights
Chiang Mai

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 discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). Spend the 13th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Thai Elephant Home. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online road trip planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Thai Elephant Home, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

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 Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Poda Island, don't miss a visit to Amazing Sculptures in Krabi Town, hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and stop by A.K Fashion.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

1
night
Surat Thani

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phothawas, and finally have fun at Nakwaree Shooting Range.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Surat Thani vacation builder app .

Drive from Krabi Town to Surat Thani in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Surat Thani can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bophut.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya
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Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya ©
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya
Nakwaree Shooting Range ©
Nakwaree Shooting Range

2
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.
On the 18th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Samui Football Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Surat Thani in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 20th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some new knowledge with C&M Learn Thai Culture, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan planning website .

Traveling by car from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Sai Daeng Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and work off some steam at Koh Tao CrossFit.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao vacation planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. August in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chumphon.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

few
hours
Chumphon

Chumphon
Chumphon is a town in southern Thailand, capital of the Chumphon Province and the Mueang Chumphon District. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chumphon online itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koh Tao to Chumphon. In August in Chumphon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, then identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and then admire the natural beauty at King Rama IX Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online trip builder .

Drive from Chumphon to Bangkok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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