23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

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: Wongwan Strawberry Farm (in Samoeng) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market.

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Phoenix, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Chiang Mai is 14 hours. In January, Chiang Mai is somewhat warmer than Phoenix - with highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
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: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, and explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan road trip website.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

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 1st (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao day trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Uomo collection, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in February, expect nights in Krabi Town to be a bit cooler, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
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, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stroll through Nui Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don travel route builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 6th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's much more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong holiday site.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. February in Patong sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Bangkok

— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Thailand travel guide

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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.