20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
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Surat Thani
— 5 nights
Drive
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surat Thani

— 5 nights
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya and Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Surat Thani side-trips: Khanom Beach (in Khanom), Nai Phlao Beach (in Nakhon Si Thammarat) and Sichon (Hin Ngam Beach & Wat Chedi).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Surat Thani tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Surat Thani sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Dao Art Gallery. Explore Krabi Town's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Ko Lanta) and Lanta Animal Welfare (in Ban Sala Dan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 3 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, then make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jui Tui Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip planner.

Phuket Town is just a stone's throw from Patong. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.