23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  34​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
2
Ayutthaya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Sukhothai
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
6
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
8
Ko Lipe
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Guadalajara

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes King Power Mahanakhon, MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, and other attractions. Wat Pho and The Grand Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and stop by Khaosan Road.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Bangkok is 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in February: highs in Bangkok hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya trip builder website .

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
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Wat Na Phra Meru ©
Wat Na Phra Meru
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Thammikarat ©
Wat Thammikarat

1
day
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
On the 23rd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Wat Chetuphon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, get all the equipment you need at Green E-bike Sukhothai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Traphang Thong, then delve into the distant past at Wat Trapang Tong Lang, and finally explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ayutthaya in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Sukhothai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Wat Chetuphon ©
Wat Chetuphon
Wat Trapang Tong Lang ©
Wat Trapang Tong Lang
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Siam Insect Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) (in Mae Taeng), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, make a trip to Wat Muen Tum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, and contemplate the long history of Fort of Ka-Tham.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sukhothai in February since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wachirathan Falls, Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Siam Celadon, Siam Insect Zoo, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On your second day here, stroll through Elephant Valley Thailand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Karieng Ruammit, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, you will find days in Chiang Rai are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Klang Wiang ©
Wat Klang Wiang

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You've now added Ao Nang Beach to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Andaman Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, then view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

Discover how to plan a Krabi Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Krabi Town is a bit warmer than Chiang Rai - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Laem Tong Bay, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

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
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunrise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Pattaya Beach and Sanom Beach. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ko Lipe and enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe trip itinerary maker site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in March, Ko Lipe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Bangkok on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
You've added King Power Mahanakhon, MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of East Asiatique Building, admire the landmark architecture of King Power Mahanakhon, and then look for gifts at Young Boss Bespoke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, then browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Ko Lipe to Bangkok takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center) ©
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat

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