19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4​h
5
Patong
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), see the interesting displays at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, see the interesting displays at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally head outdoors with Maxfit Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): put a fun spin on your tour with Gosnoop and then examine the collection at Jesada Technik Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning site .

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Bangkok at 88°F and lows at 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jesada Technik Museum
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Gosnoop ©
Gosnoop
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles ©
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Jesada Technik Museum ©
Jesada Technik Museum

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Caretaker Village - Day tour and Elephant Parade Land. Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping and Wachirathan Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Pha Chor in Doi Lo (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerchor Elephant Eco Park, relax and rejuvenate at Chabaprai Massage, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and explore the world behind art at Baan Tipmanee.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai day trip planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wachirathan Falls, Baan Tipmanee, Pha Chor
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Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping ©
Elephant Parade Land ©
Elephant Parade Land
Chabaprai Massage ©
Chabaprai Massage

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Andaman Cultural Center and Andaman Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Khlong Dao Beach and Ao Tha Lane. Explore Krabi Town's surroundings by going to Ko Lanta (World Fashion Suits & Lanta Art). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery, get great views at Khao Ngon Nak, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Krabi Town, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
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Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Zipline

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as Loh Moo Dee Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ao Ton Sai and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Bida Nok, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

3
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore and learn at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Snake Kingdom. You'll get in some beach time at Bang Tao Beach and Mai Khao Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Yanui Beach in Rawai (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Tri Trang Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Malin Plaza Patong.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket, Phuket Town, Karon View Point, Yanui Beach
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Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

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