30 days in Thailand Itinerary

30 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary 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
Taxi to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
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
— 4 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Khao Yai National Park
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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, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, learn something new at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. In December, Chiang Mai is warmer than Dublin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 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

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, see Natural Kite Park, relax and rejuvenate at Pharaoh Spa, and kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning site.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

Make your Bophut itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, stroll through Railay Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Gypsy Divers. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to 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: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Long Beach, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don route builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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 27th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and view the masterpieces at Lanta Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at Kidzoona.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip website.

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. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Bloom By TV Pool, then make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, then Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, and finally head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park route planner.

Explore your travel options from Patong to Khao Yai National Park with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Khao Yai National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature · 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: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.