26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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26 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
2
Ayutthaya
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pai
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Surat Thani
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Get outdoors at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Bang Saen Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planning tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bang Saen Beach
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the activities along Chao Praya River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya route builder app .

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Ayutthaya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Phra Ram ©
Wat Phra Ram
Chao Praya River ©
Chao Praya River

5
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.
Get outdoors at Elephant Rescue Park and Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at The Lost Book Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Muen Lan, and explore the historical opulence of Suan Dok Gate.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ayutthaya in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary ©
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

3
nights
Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phra That Mae Yen and Pai Memorial Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Pai Canyon and Pai Piranha Fishing Park. Take a break from Pai with a short trip to Pang Mapha Viewpoint in Soppong, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Conserve Natural Forests, make a trip to Wat Nam Hoo, head outdoors with Yun Lai Viewpoint, and try for a hole-in-one at Bamboo Mini Golf.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pai trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Pai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Pai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Pai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pang Mapha Viewpoint
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Conserve Natural Forests ©
Conserve Natural Forests
Pai Canyon ©
Pai Canyon
Pai Piranha Fishing Park ©
Pai Piranha Fishing Park

1
day
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.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Nakwaree Shooting Range, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phothawas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Surat Thani holiday app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pai to Surat Thani. Traveling from Pai in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Surat Thani, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
Wat Phothawas ©
Wat Phothawas
Nakwaree Shooting Range ©
Nakwaree Shooting Range

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Rommanee Hot Spring, explore the fascinating underground world of Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave), then hunt for treasures at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongdee Elephant Camp. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pakarang Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Khao Sok National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park takes 2 hours. February in Khao Sok National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Rommanee Hot Spring
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Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave) ©
Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave)
Pakarang Beach ©
Pakarang Beach
Tongdee Elephant Camp ©
Tongdee Elephant Camp

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, then kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Khao Sok National Park to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Loh Moo Dee Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ko Phi Phi Le and Viking Cave. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker tool .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. February in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Diamond Cliff Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Nui Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town, Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta travel planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Ancient City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, then steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and finally examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangkok online visit planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Bangkok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ancient City
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Ancient City ©
Ancient City
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat

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