48 days in Thailand Itinerary

48 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
10
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Patong is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Patong due to the time zone difference. In December, Patong is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Banana Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get active on the water at Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum, experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

5
nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krabi Town: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Ko Hong (in Ao Luek). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and step off the mainland to explore Poda Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Ko Hong
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

4
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, get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samrong Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bophut holiday maker website.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in January, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Food Tours
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then stop by May & Co. General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
May & Co. General Store ©
May & Co. General Store

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, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn and have fun at C&M Learn Thai Culture, have some family-friendly fun at Phangan Football Golf Club, stroll through Salad Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and Pattaya (Funtasea & The Sanctuary Of Truth). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, Bangkok is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pattaya, Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Khao Yai National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Primo Piazza Khao Yai ©
Primo Piazza Khao Yai

2
nights
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 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park, then take a memorable drive along Green E-bike Sukhothai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wat Chedi Jet Taew, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, and then make a trip to Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Rajworawihan Temple.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai holiday site.

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Sukhothai by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Khao Yai National Park in January: high temperatures in Sukhothai hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Si Satchanalai
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Chedi Jet Taew ©
Wat Chedi Jet Taew

5
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: Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center & Wat Phra That Lampang Luang). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai itinerary maker app.

Getting from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lampang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Valley Thailand, don't miss a visit to Wat Rong Khun, then view the masterpieces at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd, and finally stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, then make a trip to Wat Huay Pla Kang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in February, plan for little chillier days in Chiang Rai, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand

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