50 days in Thailand Itinerary

50 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Khao Lak
— 4 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
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Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 7 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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— 11 nights
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Khao Lak

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery and International Tsunami Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like White Sand Beach and Phang Nga Bay.. Explore Khao Lak's surroundings by going to Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Sea Turtle Conservation Centre (in Thai Mueang). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Khaolak Vista Tours and Travel, stop by Cashmere Suit, make a trip to Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Khao Lak is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Khao Lak at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Sangtham Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Ao Po Pier (in Pa Khlok), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Simba Sea Trips (in Koh Kaew). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Tao Beach, indulge your taste buds at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable tour with Flying Hanuman.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. May in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Visiting Shark Diving and Nui Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Phi Phi Le and Viking Cave. The adventure continues: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Ko Lanta

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Khlong Khong Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In May in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Ko Lipe

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Bundhaya Resort Spa, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe day trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Krabi Town

— 7 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Ao Phra Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Ko Hong will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with Krabi Rock Climbing, kick back and relax at Khlong Muang Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head off the coast to Tup Island.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town online journey planner.

Getting from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town is minus 1 hour. June in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 7 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maenam Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. Wat Plai Laem and Chinese Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Maret to see The Memories Sheep Farm about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more 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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in June since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Pha Ngan

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Khao Tham for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Hat Sadet Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and stroll through Leela Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan route planner.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Chiang Mai

— 11 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 Lok Molee will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Elephant Rescue Park. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (in Mae Rim), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Pai (The Land Split Pai Thailand & Pai Canyon). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai driving holiday site.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · 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.