22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  17​h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Zagreb

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town), Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Promthep Cape (in Rawai). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Karon View Point, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary planning site .

Zagreb, Croatia to Patong is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in January; daily highs in Patong reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon View Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 8th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Muay Thai at Klong Dao Stadium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally stop by The Tiger Collections.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, then make a splash at Aquaride, then kick back and relax at Maya Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Poda Island and Tup Island. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), kick back and relax at Railay Beach, stop by de' MARCO Fashions, and step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town tour website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. January in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then stop by Classic International Suits, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bophut trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Playground and Cafe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bangkok online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, plan for little chillier nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 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 a bit cooler in Chiang Mai, with lows of 19°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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