45 days in Thailand Itinerary

45 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 6 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pattaya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 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
— 7 nights
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Bangkok — 6 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). Spend the 12th (Tue) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online visit planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Khao Yai National Park — 3 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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Khao Yai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, admire the natural beauty at The Bloom By TV Pool, and Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Khao Yai National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Khao Yai National Park, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pattaya.
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Pattaya — 2 nights

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, look for gifts at Ama Fashion, and then make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Underwater World Pattaya and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya visit app.

Drive from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Pattaya are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phuket Elephant Park (in Pa Khlok). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Patong are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 6 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, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and then see some colorful creatures with Sawasdee Divers Krabi. On your second day here, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stop by De' MARCO Fashions, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town online vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel 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.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get active on the water at CSI: SAMUI Dive School, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bophut attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Krabi Town in August, Bophut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, admire the sheer force of Phaeng Waterfall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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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 16th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sai Nuan Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao route builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 7 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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Shiraz Jewelry, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai route site.

Getting from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Ko Samui travel guide

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Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.
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