21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
8
Pak Phli
— 1 night
9
Bangkok
— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, and stop by Mengrai Kilns.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai journey planning website.

Manchester, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Chiang Mai is warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, thenexperience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ko Pha Ngan trip simple and quick.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

1
night
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 12th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Ko Bida Nok, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, thenHead underground at Viking Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Dao Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, thenkick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally stop by The Boss Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque, make a trip to Bangla Road, and stroll through Karon Beach.

Plan trip to Patong with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. December in Patong sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pak Phli trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patong to Pak Phli. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip maker website.

You can drive from Pak Phli to Bangkok in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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