30 days in Thailand Itinerary

30 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip planner

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Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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
Fly
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Pattaya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bangkok
— 4 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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip builder site.

Dublin, Ireland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. In December, Chiang Mai is warmer than Dublin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 16th (Thu), stop by Flipflop and Treacle, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn something new at Natural Kite Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Parks

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.
On the 20th (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Classic International Suits. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, and then kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Spas

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Alex's Fashion, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, and Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Phi Phi Don vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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 26th (Sun) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, view the masterpieces at Lanta Art, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Phra Ae Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

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. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, look for gifts at Suit Master, and kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pattaya

— 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, and then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Pattaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pattaya trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Pattaya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Khao Yai National Park

— 2 nights
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Khao Yai National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.9
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.