50 days in Thailand Itinerary

50 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  6 h 30 min
3
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
7
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
9
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
10
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  26 h
End: Washington DC

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 93°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
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 27th (Sat): get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Khao Yai National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave ©
Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

3
nights
Ko Samet

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Ko Samet is known for beaches, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Kiu Na Nok, head outdoors with Ao Nuan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Prao Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Samet online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Ko Samet. Traveling from Khao Yai National Park in June, you will find days in Ko Samet are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Nuan ©
Ao Nuan
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach

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, get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bophut journey planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ko Samet to Bophut with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Theme Parks
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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 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To plan Koh Tao vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bophut to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and get in on the excitement at Phangan Jorkyball.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phangan Jorkyball ©
Phangan Jorkyball

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore Krabi Town's surroundings by going to Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Ko Hong (in Ao Luek). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach, and walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Krabi Town travel route app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Ko Hong
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave 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 wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. July in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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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 wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, and get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm ©
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm
Ko Ha Yai ©
Ko Ha Yai

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Patong travel route planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Patong sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Phang Nga Bay., Banana Beach
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
When in Chiang Rai, make a side trip to see 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น in Chiang Saen, approximately Chiang Saen away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, don't miss a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Mae Aeb, and relax in the rural setting at Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Rai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chiang Rai are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Ton Kwen (Wat Intharawat)
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

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