57 days in Thailand Itinerary

57 days in Thailand Itinerary

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57 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  25​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h
10
Pattaya
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Khao Yai National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Denver

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route planner .

Denver, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Indochina Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Denver in November, things will get much warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 89°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra Kaew (in Chiang Khong) and Chiang Saen (212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น & Golden Triangle Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd, and learn about winemaking at Mountain Creek Vineyard.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Rai trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Wat Phra Kaew
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

5
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at New Valentino, and stroll through Patong Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Rai in November since evenings lows in Patong dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm, delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, and head outdoors with Ko Ha Yai.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
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, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don holiday maker app .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Krabi Town: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park) and Ko Hong (in Ao Luek). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, hike along Thaiclimber Climbing, take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, and stop by Alex's Fashion.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Ko Hong
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bophut: Thong Ching Bay (in Khanom) and Taling Ngam Muay Thai (in Taling Ngam). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tee off at Koh Samui Golf Academy, enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, and wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thong Ching Bay, Taling Ngam Muay Thai
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by May & Co. General Store and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get in on the excitement at Koh Tao CrossFit and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Koh Tao tour itinerary app .

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, try for a hole-in-one at Phangan Adventure MiniGolf, get your game on at Phangan Football Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan tour builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

5
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pattaya: Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (in Na Chom Thian) and Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park (in Phe). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), get your game on at Laser Battle, don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, and look for gifts at Paul The Designer.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pattaya trip maker app .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Pattaya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pattaya, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Underwater World Pattaya
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©

3
nights
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
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.
Khao Yai National Park is known for nature, parks, fun & games, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, and make a trip to Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Yai National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Khao Yai National Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Nang Rong Waterfalls ©
Nang Rong Waterfalls

6
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.
Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Maha That, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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