26 days in Thailand & London Itinerary

26 days in Thailand & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Karon, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Khao Lak, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London tour planner.

Exeter to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asiatique The Riverfront, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and Baiyoke Sky Tower. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from London to Bangkok in 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

— 2 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Redtanks Bar as well as JEATH War Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, examine the collection at JEATH War Museum, then stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, then go for a walk through Riverside Promenade, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Redtanks Bar.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanchanaburi holiday maker app.

Getting from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Your day by day itinerary now includes Cooking with Poo and Friends as well as Sky Bar, Bangkok. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, get great views at Wat Saket, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then visit Chinatown - Bangkok, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Sky Bar, Bangkok. Here are some ideas for day two: learn and have fun at Cooking with Poo and Friends, then buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and then walk around Lumpini Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Parks · Classes · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Bophut, Thailand

— 5 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of Bophut to go to Ang Thong and see Nathon Pier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, and make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bophut itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Bophut takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Karon.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Karon, Thailand

— 5 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Karon itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bophut to Karon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Karon dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Khao Lak, Thailand

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Khao Lak side-trips: Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & Hongs of Phang Nga), Mu Ko Similan National Park (in Similan Islands) and Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Ton Chong Fa Waterfall, and examine the collection at International Tsunami Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Karon to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation planning tool.

Getting from Khao Lak to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around St. James's Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to London in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok to London, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in London

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.