26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
4
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
6
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
7
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Walking tours. Change things up with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, buy something for everyone on your list at Icon IT Chiangmai, and examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Mae Rim
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Spas & Wellness
Walking tours

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Phangan Royal Navy Ship. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Khao Ra, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

5
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore hidden gems such as Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Bophut to go to Ang Thong and see Nathon Pier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut holiday site.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Mae Nam, Nathon Pier
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Food Tours
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thalassa Tour and Massage Corner. Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Lawa Island (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong, stop by De' MARCO Fashions, stroll through Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and get great views at Railay View Point.

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Traveling by flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phang Nga Elephant Park, Lawa Island
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Massage Corner ©
Massage Corner

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then stroll through Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. August in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Kantiang Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and stop by Tiger of Koh Lanta.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta sightseeing website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

4
nights
Karon, Phuket

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banana Beach and Spas. Step out of Karon to go to Phuket Town and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Flying Hanuman, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), make a trip to Pang Chang Kamala Elephant Camp, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Siam Safari.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Karon trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Karon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Karon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Flying Hanuman, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Pang Chang Kamala Elephant Camp
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Spas
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

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