32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

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32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  20​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
9
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  17​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

3
nights
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.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Chom Thong, approximately Chom Thong away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online vacation planner .

Cardiff, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in July: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 28th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

3
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.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, stop by Classic International Suits, and have some family-friendly fun at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bophut trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. July in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 1st (Sat), stop by De' MARCO Fashions, then stroll through Railay Beach, and then head outdoors with Ko Hong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in July since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Hong
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

Make your Ko Lanta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall ©
Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall
Star Fashion ©
Star Fashion

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, stroll through Banana Beach, and get your game on at The Kids Club Phuket.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Patong tour builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Banana Beach, Phang Nga Bay.
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, then have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patong to Khao Yai National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze

4
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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately Ayutthaya away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and walk around Lumpini Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip builder.

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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