28 days in Thailand Itinerary

28 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
3
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
7
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sirithan Waterfall (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Chiang Mai is 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Chiang Mai at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Sirithan Waterfall, Doi Inthanon National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Spas & Wellness
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Salad Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, thenrelax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Rin.

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Fly from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Hua Hin side-trips: Mrigadayavan Palace (in Cha-am) and Phraya Nakhon Cave (in Sam Roi Yot). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Banyan Golf Club, make a trip to Cave Dao, enjoy the sand and surf at Hua Hin Beach, and get great views at Wat Khao Takiap.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hua Hin trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Hua Hin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Mrigadayavan Palace, Phraya Nakhon Cave
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Banyan Golf Club ©
Banyan Golf Club
Spas
Black Mountain Golf Club ©
Black Mountain Golf Club

3
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant. We've included these beaches for you: Bang Tao Beach and Freedom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Rawai (Promthep Cape & Yanui Beach) and Karon View Point (in Karon). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Phuket 3D Museum, find something for the whole family at Ghostinium, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and get your game on at Dino Park Mini Golf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and flight from Hua Hin to Phuket Town in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. September in Phuket Town sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Rawai, Phuket, Freedom Beach, Pang Chang Kamala Elephant Camp
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Long Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kantiang Bay and Phra Ae Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and head off the coast to Koh Rok Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Lanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

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 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, thenHead underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Nui Beach
Nui Beach

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to De' MARCO Fashions and Railay View Point. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ko Hong, enjoy the sand and surf at Nopparat Thara Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Klong Muang Plaza, and enjoy some diversion at Emerald Muay Thai.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Nopparat Thara Beach ©
Nopparat Thara Beach
Emerald Muay Thai ©
Emerald Muay Thai

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maenam Beach and Coral Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Choeng Mon Beach and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, stop by Classic International Suits, and kick back and relax at Thongson Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Lamai Beach ©
Lamai Beach

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