38 days in Thailand Itinerary

38 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kui Buri
— 1 night
Drive
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Sai Yok
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mae Hong Son
— 2 nights
Fly to Chiang Mai, Foot to Chiang Mai International Airport
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Chanthaburi
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Chanthaburi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Surat Thani Airport, Fly to Chiang Rai International Airport
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Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Columbia Metropolitan Airport

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Bangkok

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, then explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then get to know the fascinating history of The Upper Terrace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratchabophit. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pathum Wanaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Hua Lumphong, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Wat Ratchaburana Ratchaworawihan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip itinerary planner.

Columbia, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Columbia to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Columbia in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 87°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kui Buri.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Kui Buri

On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kuiburi, get great views at Khao Daeng View Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kui Buri National Park.

Before you visit Kui Buri, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bangkok to Kui Buri by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sai Yok.

Things to do in Kui Buri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Sai Yok

Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): catch all the local highlights with Sawadi Saiyok Jungle Adventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Haven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sai Yok road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kui Buri to Sai Yok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mae Hong Son.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

2
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Mae Hong Son

City of Three Mists

A town of 7,000 in northern Thailand, Mae Hong Son remains somewhat under the mainstream tourist radar, which has allowed it to maintain a traditional Thai atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Hua Wiang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Non, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pha Bong Hot Spring. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Poo Klon Country Club, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pa Tam Wua, and then appreciate the history behind Phaya Singhanat Racha Statue.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mae Hong Son online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sai Yok to Mae Hong Son in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Mae Hong Son

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

3
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Chiang Mai

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monkchat Meditation Retreat and Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra That Hariphunchai and Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut). Change things up with a short trip to Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue in Lamphun (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phakhao Temple, stop by Fashion King Chiang Mai, and learn something new at Noina Art Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Fly from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Sukhothai

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratcha Burada Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Wat Trapang Tong Lang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Traphang Thong, then explore the world behind art at Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai tour builder site.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Chanthaburi.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

4
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Chanthaburi

Moon City

A small town on the east coast of Thailand and the capital of the eponymous province, Chanthaburi offers an interesting cultural and architectural mix due to Chinese and Vietnamese settlement and the French occupation that took place between 1893 and 1905.
Get some historical perspective at Noen Wong Fortress and The King Taksin Shrine. Visiting Khung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center and Chalerm Burapha Chonlathit will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Chanthaburi side-trips: Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park (in Khao Chamao) and Laem Tarn Pier (in Klaeng). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along King Taksin The Great Shipyard, take in nature's colorful creations at King Taksin the Great Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Farming Demonstration Unit, and make a trip to Wat Phai Lom.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chanthaburi online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sukhothai to Chanthaburi. December in Chanthaburi sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chanthaburi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Bophut, Ko Samui

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 22nd (Tue), get outside with Taling Ngam Muay Thai, stroll through Cobra Show Thailand, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Memories Sheep Farm, and finally look for gifts at Boss International Suits. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Easykart - Go Karting, then get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, and finally tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut route planner.

Traveling by car from Chanthaburi to Bophut takes 14.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Chanthaburi in December, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

2
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Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Lanta Art, then look for gifts at The Boss Collection, then stroll through Lanta Monkey School, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Diamond Cliff Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Lanta in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Bophut in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 73°F in Ko Lanta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

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Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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Krabi Town

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sai Thai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Agnes Catholic Church, then stop by De' MARCO Fashions, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ao Nang Mosque. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Andaman Cultural Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Khao Sok National Park

While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pakarang Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, and then stroll through Tongdee Elephant Camp. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Rommanee Hot Spring and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tam Nang Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Khao Sok National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from Krabi Town to Khao Sok National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Khao Sok National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Thaton and Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doi Tung and Wat Doi Ngam Muang. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, take a stroll through Ban Karieng Ruammit, stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, and browse the exhibits of De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Khao Sok National Park to Chiang Rai with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Khao Sok National Park in December, with highs in Chiang Rai at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Khao Yai National Park

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 4th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, then admire the natural beauty at The Bloom By TV Pool, and finally don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thep Phithak Punnaram, and then relax in the rural setting at Suwan Farm's Sweet Corn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Khao Yai National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park. Traveling from Chiang Rai in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Khao Yai National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.