35 days in Thailand Itinerary

35 days in Thailand Itinerary

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35 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bangkok
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Railay Beach
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Izmir

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), explore the world behind art at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner .

Izmir, Turkey to Chiang Mai is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Indochina Time is 4 hours. When traveling from Izmir in April, plan for warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Rai: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle & House of Opium). Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, look for gifts at El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai route app .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiang Saen
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, then don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then get your game on at Pete Maze.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park visit planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park. In May, Khao Yai National Park is somewhat warmer than Chiang Rai - with highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze
Primo Piazza Khao Yai ©
Primo Piazza Khao Yai

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat & Historic City of Ayutthaya). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
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, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Khom, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, and stroll through Salad Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Railay Beach.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

1
day
Railay Beach

Railay Beach ©
A quiet and picturesque peninsula, Railay Beach sits between Krabi and Ao Nang.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dragon Crest, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Railay Beach online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Railay Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in May since evenings lows in Railay Beach dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Railay Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Krabi Town
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

4
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 nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Phi Phi Don vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Railay Beach to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. May in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the 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

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, admire all the interesting features of Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai, and contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta vacation planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Tiger Collections ©
The Tiger Collections

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, spas, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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