26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip planner

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Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take a stroll through Khaosan Road, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday builder website.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and stroll through Freedom Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planning website.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Ko Lanta

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 15th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. The adventure continues: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, experience rural life at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa, and Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

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

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, and then play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Krabi Town to Bophut in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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, enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see Natural Kite Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about an hour. January in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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 29th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Mesimu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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.