54 days in Thailand Itinerary

54 days in Thailand Itinerary

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54 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 14 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h
9
Ko He, Phuket
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
10
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
11
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto

14
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.
Head to Mengrai Kilns and Noina Art Studiofor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Thai Elephant Home. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Wat Kukut, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Chiang Mai. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Chiang Mai at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lampang, Lamphun, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tha Pae Walking Street, Doi Inthanon
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, and stroll through Haad Yao Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

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 15th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Maret to see Spas & Wellness about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Classic International Suits, enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut takes 2 hours. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get outdoors at Railay Beach and Phang Nga Elephant Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Dao Art Gallery. Step out of Krabi Town to go to Phang Nga and see Sa Nang Manora Forest Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Koh Lao Lading, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and stroll around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip 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. Traveling from Bophut in July, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Phang Nga
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Laem Tong Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and stroll through Loh Lana Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kantiang Bay and Long Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, and kick back and relax at Nui Beach.

Plan trip to Ko Lanta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. July in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery. Head to Jungceylon and Suit Fitter Phuketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) in Chalong--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, stroll through Karon Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ko He.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
Ko He, Phuket

Ko He
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Banana Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko He trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Patong to Ko He with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Ko He

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Ao Wai and Ao Cho. We've included these beaches for you: Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Wong Duean. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Prao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Kaew Beach, and head off the coast to Ko Samet.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Samet vacation maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko He to Ko Samet. In August in Ko Samet, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Samet
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Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach
Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Wat Maha That, & more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok tour planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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