32 days in Thailand Itinerary

32 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand holiday planner

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Train to L. A. Union Station station, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Foot to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Shuttle to Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center, Bus to Hua Hin, Taxi to Hua Hin
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Hua Hin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Khao Lak
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to San Diego

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Chiang Mai

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Doi Inthanon and Elephant Rescue Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Si Suphan. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Sirithan Waterfall in Chom Thong, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, and explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online travel planner.

San Diego, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 24-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Diego to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in Chiang Mai at 85°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hua Hin

— 3 nights
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Huay Mongkol Temple and Black Mountain Golf Club. Step out of the city life by going to Phraya Nakhon Cave and Banyan Golf Club. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Hua Hin Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hua Hin trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and taxi from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Hua Hin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Khao Lak

— 3 nights
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Get outdoors at White Sand Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phang Nga Elephant Park and Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Cashmere Suit, and see the interesting displays at International Tsunami Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip builder.

Getting from Hua Hin to Khao Lak by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. January in Khao Lak sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 3 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll get in some beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Siam Safari and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Karon View Point in Karon (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Hill, see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum, see some colorful creatures with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then stroll through Long Beach, then kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in February, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Get in touch with nature at Koh Rok Island and Shark Diving. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. February in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Ko Lipe

— 1 night
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ko Lanta in February, Ko Lipe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visiting Ko Hong and Tup Island will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Andaman Museum. On the 14th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: stop by De' MARCO Fashions, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Lipe in February, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Plai Laem and Classic International Suits. You'll get in some beach time at Maenam Beach and Chaweng Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get great views at Lad Koh View Point, kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Bophut by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Krabi Town in February, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Bophut: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach, then stroll through Salad Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. February in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.