19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Bus:  8 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Fly:  34 h
End: Edmonton

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Tiger Kingdom (in Mae Rim). Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip generator.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 18°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
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

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krabi Town: James Bond Island (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Poda Island (in Ao Nang). There's much more to do: stroll through Phra Nang Beach, step off the mainland to explore Phi Phi Islands, look for gifts at King's Fashion, and get great views at Railay Beach Viewpoint.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

James Bond Island
Highlights from your plan
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong), Wat Chalong (in Phuket Town) and Nai Harn Beach (in Rawai). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, 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 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

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 nature, adventure, sightseeing, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Monkey Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Ton Sai.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don holiday planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows around 26°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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