42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pattaya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
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Bangkok

— 5 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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), get great views at Wat Saket, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok vacation planning website.

Antalya, Turkey to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Indochina Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Antalya in December, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

Khao Yai National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park trip planner.

Drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Pattaya

— 4 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Step out of Pattaya to go to Na Chom Thian and see Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary Of Truth, make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Pattaya, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pattaya road trip planning app.

You can drive from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Patong, Phuket

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Ko Lanta

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 11th (Tue) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Boss Collection, test the waters at Warin Spa, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 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, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for beaches, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, and discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers.

Plan a Krabi Town trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 19th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Krabi Town in January, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 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: learn and have fun at C&M Learn Thai Culture, kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach, let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, and relax and rejuvenate at Pharaoh Spa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan travel route planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stop by Classic International Suits and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. January in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
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.