47 days in London & Thailand Itinerary

47 days in London & Thailand Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Bus
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Bus
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Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Bus to Krabi, Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Train to Kanchanaburi
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read London route planner.

Whitchurch to London is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Bangkok.
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Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Bangkok, Thailand — 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khaosan Road and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Wat Pak Nam. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bangkok, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Bangkok takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Bangkok at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 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.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Suan Dok. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Chiang Man and Wat Lok Molee. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, don't miss a visit to Wat Pha Lat, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Chiang Mai. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Chiang Rai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Chiang Rai, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) and Lak Muang Phayao Shrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong and Union Hilltribe Villages. Take a break from Chiang Rai with a short trip to Kwan Phayao (Phayao Lake) in Phayao City, about 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai trip planner.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
Side Trip

Chiang Rai, Thailand — 3 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online travel route builder.

On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Phuket Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Phuket Town, Thailand — 4 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Mai Khao Beach and Nai Thon Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Sunday Walking Street Market (Lard Yai). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, surround yourself with nature on Elephant Retirement Park Phuket, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at UNG Pearl.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phuket Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Phuket Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Rai in November since evenings lows in Phuket Town dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Karon.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Karon, Thailand — 4 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
We've included these beaches for you: Karon Beach and Yanui Beach. Get in touch with nature at Patong Beach and Ao Sane. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at In Balance Spa at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ameena Travel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Karon day trip planner.

Drive from Phuket Town to Karon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Karon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Krabi Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Side Trips

Krabi Town, Thailand — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bamboo Bar as well as Black Pearl Railay. Step off the beaten path and head to Monkey Trail and Fossil Shell Beach. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Body Kneads Thai Massage.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Getting from Karon to Krabi Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town, Thailand — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Jojo Reggae Bar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tubkaek Beach and Boossabakorn Spa & Beauty. Enjoy Krabi Town some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Phra Nang and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ao Nang Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town road trip site.

You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Krabi Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife

Krabi Town, Thailand — 6 nights

Let the collections at Andaman Cultural Center and Andaman Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at PhraNang Cave Beach and Ao Nang Beach. See even more of Krabi Town: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nopparat Thara Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online vacation planner.

You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Kanchanaburi.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Kanchanaburi, Thailand — 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 and learn at Bridge Over the River Kwai and World War II and JEATH War Museum. Get in touch with nature at Tham Phu Wa Temple and Sawadi Saiyok Jungle Adventure. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Tham Sua, don't miss a visit to Wat Ban Tham, explore the striking landscape at Giant Rain Tree, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Department Store.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanchanaburi trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Krabi Town to Kanchanaburi in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Kanchanaburi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour planner.

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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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.
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Krabi Province travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Visitors usually come back from their holiday in Krabi Province deeply impressed by the region's natural attractions, which include white-sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, numerous waterfalls, caves, and more than 130 islands. The area encompasses some of the most popular destinations floating just off the picturesque Andaman Coast, including the six islands protected as a national park of impressive natural beauty. Most tours of Krabi Province include an exploration of the vertical karst formations jutting from the sea, a dramatic backdrop for water-based adventures. Although mass tourism in the province increasingly exerts pressure, many of the islands here retain a relaxed feel and offer a bit of solitude in a heavenly tropical setting.
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Kanchanaburi Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Historic Walking Areas
The largest of the western provinces of Thailand, Kanchanaburi Province brings visitors seeking both cultural and natural experiences. Ruins in the region date back to ancient cultures, and the area also boasts famous historical sites from the Japanese occupation of the country during World War II. The numerous national parks and conservation areas in the province protect a wealth of native plant and animal species, including tigers and elephants. The surrounding hills harbor Buddhist temples hidden in large limestone cave systems.
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