49 days in Thailand Itinerary

49 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
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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 Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 6 nights
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Sukhothai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Train to River Kwai Bridge
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Kanchanaburi
— 5 nights
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Ko He, Phuket
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Phuket Town, Phuket

— 5 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Monkey Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Holy Trinity Church in Phuket. Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Patong (Off-Road Tours, Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangtham Shrine, get a new perspective on things with Bubba Diving Phuket, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khao Rang Hill View Point.

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Christchurch, New Zealand to Phuket Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in August; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get in touch with nature at ProFun Divers and Ao Ton Sai. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ko Phi Phi Le and Ko Bida Nok. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi.

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Traveling by ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phang Nga Elephant Park and Praya-Nakarach Cave Temple. Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Dao Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with Aqua Vision Dive Center , enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town online vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Plai Laem and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Chinese Temple and Wat Khao Chedi. Explore Bophut's surroundings by going to Taling Ngam Muay Thai (in Taling Ngam) and Dipabhavan Meditation Centre (in Maret). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Cobra Show Thailand, kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, and play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 6 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Escape the urban bustle at Bottle Beach and Itsaramai - Private Day Cruises. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Khao Tham. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head outdoors with Khao Ra.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then kick back and relax at Sai Daeng Beach, and then stop by Flipflop and Treacle. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Bangkok

— 6 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.
Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Wat Suthat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sukhothai

— 4 nights

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.
Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Chetuphon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Si Chum and Wat Maha That. Get out of town with these interesting Sukhothai side-trips: National Park Srisatchanalai (in Si Satchanalai) and Phitsanulok (Pim Buranaket Folklore Museum, Wat Ratcha Burada Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Traphang Thong, and take a memorable drive along Green E-bike Sukhothai.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Sukhothai day trip planning site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Sukhothai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Siam Insect Zoo (in Mae Rim), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Chom Thong (Wachirathan Falls & Sirithan Waterfall). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, don't miss a visit to Wat Pa Pao, and stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route planning app.

Traveling by car from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kanchanaburi

— 5 nights
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and Erawan National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Tham Sua and Wat Ban Tham. Get out of town with these interesting Kanchanaburi side-trips: Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls (in Si Sawat) and Elephants' Home & Nature (in Sai Yok). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Bridge Over the River Kwai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tham Phu Wa Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Thawornwararam.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kanchanaburi vacation maker site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kanchanaburi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko He.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko He, Phuket

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Banana Beach.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Ko He trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanchanaburi to Ko He. October in Ko He sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko He

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.