49 days in Thailand Itinerary

49 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary builder

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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Drive
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Phang Nga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planning website.

Durham, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Durham in April: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Pa Deo Die Cliff and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 26th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and Head underground at Khao Mai Kaew Cave.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Yai National Park to Ko Lanta. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Khao Yai National Park in April: high temperatures in Ko Lanta hover around 40°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 5 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 close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and stroll through Ao Ton Sai.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Patong, Phuket

— 6 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. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, make a trip to Bangla Road, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Patong holiday maker app.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by ferry takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phang Nga.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga

— 2 nights
Frequently overlooked by tourists, the town of Phang Nga may seem lackluster and uninteresting to some vacationers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore Phang Nga Bay., and then cast your line with Exotic Fishing Thailand.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phang Nga trip planner.

You can drive from Patong to Phang Nga in 2 hours. In May in Phang Nga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Phang Nga

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town route site.

You can drive from Phang Nga to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 5 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Asia Divers, stop by Classic International Suits, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, and stroll through Cobra Show Thailand.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Bophut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 6 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 a memorable tour with Tours, explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and stroll through Salad Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Sai Nuan Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at May & Co. General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. May in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Chiang Mai

— 6 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.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Three Owls Gallery, stop by Mengrai Kilns, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in May, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.