42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Phuket International Airport
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Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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Bangkok

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok visit planning website.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Bangkok is much hotter than London - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. March in Khao Yai National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Patong online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Patong with the Route module. When traveling from Khao Yai National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Patong: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Lanta

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 24th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Dao Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. March in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 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: fulfill a lifelong dream with ProFun Divers, kick back and relax at Long Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online holiday maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In March in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Go for a jaunt from Krabi Town to Ao Luek to see Ko Hong about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, stroll through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and stop by De' MARCO Fashions.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Samui Asia Divers, indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, cool off at High Park Samui, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut sightseeing site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Krabi Town in April, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ko Pha Ngan

— 5 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour or see a game at Phangan Jorkyball, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. April in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Koh Tao

— 2 nights

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 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sai Nuan Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao travel route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Koh Tao, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.