24 days in Thailand Itinerary

24 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Ayutthaya
— 1 day
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Rawai, Phuket
— 4 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Elephant Rescue Park and Ban Pong ATV Off-road. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, and take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker app.

Wuhan, China to Chiang Mai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wuhan to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wuhan in January, expect Chiang Mai to be much hotter, temps between 85°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya

— 1 day
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Chao Praya River, contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ayutthaya, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Sukhumvit. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Bangkok Fashion Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning tool.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Bangkok by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 31st (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at Flying Trapeze Adventures, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Sai Daeng Beach. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Flipflop and Treacle, then kick back and relax at Rocky Bay, and then stroll through Lighthouse Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, then kick back and relax at Coral Cove Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Samui Asia Divers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple, and then stroll through Maenam Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip builder.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. February in Bophut sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Rawai, Phuket

— 4 nights
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
We've included these beaches for you: Yanui Beach and Patong Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bang Tao Beach and Rawai Beach. Step out of Rawai with an excursion to Kamala Beach in Kamala--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Sane, see some colorful creatures with Phuket Scuba Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rawai holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Rawai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 73°F in Rawai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 7th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, then stroll through Khlong Dao Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Boss Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Khong Beach, then stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rawai to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don attractions planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Krabi Town

— 3 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 PhraNang Cave Beach. Get outdoors at Andaman Camp and Day Cruise and Aonang Elephant Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Uomo collection, and stroll through Ao Tha Lane.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in February, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.