30 days in Koh Tao, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Itinerary

30 days in Koh Tao, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 8 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 13 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai
— 8 nights
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Koh Tao

— 8 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sai Nuan Beach and Ao Tanot Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Hin Wong Bay and Ao Thian Ok. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with RPM Koh Tao, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online trip builder.

Bangkok to Koh Tao is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 1:

Chiang Mai

— 13 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chiang Man. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Pha Lat and Maemoh Mine Musuem. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Thung Kwian Market (in Hang Chat), Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Woody Elephant Sanctuary) and Lampang (Wat Phra That Lampang Luang & Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum). Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 11th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, and stop by Supreme Collection.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In July in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 14:

Chiang Rai

— 8 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Huay Pla Kang and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall and Doi Tung Royal Villa. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Rai: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park, House of Opium, &more), Wat Santikhiri Temple (in Mae Salong) and Mae Fa Luang (Mae Fah Luang Garden & Hall of Inspiration). The adventure continues: make a trip to Wat Rong Khun, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Ang Khang, explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, and get great views at Doi Mae Salong.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai trip app.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 22: