42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
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Sukhothai
— 2 nights
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
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Sai Yok
— 1 night
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Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
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Hua Hin
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Hua Hin, Train to Chumphon, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
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Chiang Mai — 6 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phan Tao are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Wang to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sukhothai.
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Sukhothai — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Green E-bike Sukhothai, then see the interesting displays at Sangkalok Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Chetuphon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, and then pause for some photo ops at Thung Talay Luang - The Holy Heart Land.

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Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Bangkok — 5 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Na Phra Meru and The Bangkokian Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and The Upper Terrace. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Thammikarat in Ayutthaya (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, see the interesting displays at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), and pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Fly from Sukhothai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Khao Yai National Park — 1 night

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 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Nang Rong Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sai Yok.
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Sai Yok — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Elephants' Home & Nature and then take an in-depth tour of Mallika R.E.124.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sai Yok journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Yai National Park to Sai Yok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanchanaburi.
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Kanchanaburi — 3 nights

The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Get outdoors at Somboon Legacy Foundation and Tham Phu Wa Temple. World War II and JEATH War Museum and Bridge Over the River Kwai will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Tham Sua, stroll through Elephant Nature Park, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ban Tham.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchanaburi attractions planner.

Getting from Sai Yok to Kanchanaburi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hua Hin.
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Hua Hin — 2 nights

The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Designer, take in the exciting artwork at Baan Sillapin Artists Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Barai Spa. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lub Lae Cave.

Plan trip to Hua Hin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hua Hin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Koh Tao — 2 nights

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 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Bay, then kick back and relax at Rocky Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hin Wong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, stroll through Sai Daeng Beach, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Tao in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Ko Pha Ngan — 5 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phu Khao Noi and Wat Khao Tham. Escape the urban bustle at Itsaramai - Private Day Cruises and Jungle Kids Phangan. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. August in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art-samui and Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koh Samui Scooter Passion and Khun Si Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bophut: Maret (Lamai Viewpoint & KoKo Gallery) and Wat Khao Chedi (in Taling Ngam). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, kick back and relax at Malibu beach, and look for gifts at Modern Suit Samui.

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

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ao Ton Sai. Escape the urban bustle at Ko Bida Nok and Long Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Phi Phi Don when traveling from Bophut in August, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and No Gravity Dive Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham and Big Buddha Phuket. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Phuket 3D Museum in Talat Yai, approximately Talat Yai away. There's much more to do: stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, stop by Casa Di Moda The Fashion House, view the masterpieces at Apichart art gallery, and head outdoors with Paradise Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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