33 days in Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Thailand Itinerary

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33 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Patong
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Maret
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
7
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h
8
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
10
Ko Mak
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 45​min
11
Ko Chang
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Pattaya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari World. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, then head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker website .

Valletta, Malta to Bangkok is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Bangkok is 6 hours. Traveling from Valletta in November, you will find days in Bangkok are warmer (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Khlong Khong Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff beach, head off the coast to Ko Jum, and look for gifts at The Tiger Collections.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Lanta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Maya Bay, then Head underground at Viking Cave, and finally stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop. On your second day here, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, then stroll through Long Beach, then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

Plan my Ko Phi Phi Don trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

2
nights
Patong

Patong
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 22nd (Thu), stop by Unique fashion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha, then kick back and relax at Rawai Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Andys Scuba Diving Phuket.

Plan my day in Patong using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Unique fashion
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Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket ©
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

3
nights
Maret

Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach). Get a sense of the local culture at Art-samui and Big Buddha. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, get a dose of the wild on Mui Pirates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, and look for gifts at Amazonas Beachwear.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maret itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Patong to Maret in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bophut, Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Hat Sadet Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Chao Phao Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Salad Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leela Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan journey maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Maret to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

3
nights
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Sai Daeng Beach and Unseen Tours Koh Tao. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Diver's Boat and Ao Thian Ok. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Island Cruises Sailing, cast your line with a fishing tour, and kick back and relax at Hin Wong Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Koh Tao vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach
The Diver's Boat ©
The Diver's Boat
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Step off the beaten path and head to Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai and Kad Luang - Warorot Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koh Tao in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, take an in-depth tour of Hall of Opium Museum, then browse the exhibits of Art Bridge Chiang Rai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chiang Rai sightseeing app .

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in December: high temperatures in Chiang Rai hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Mak.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น
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1
night
Ko Mak

Ko Mak ©
On the 8th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Ko Kham, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koh Mak Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Mak trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chiang Rai to Ko Mak. Traveling from Chiang Rai in December, expect Ko Mak to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Mak

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Ko Kham ©
Ko Kham
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Mak Temple ©
Koh Mak Temple

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nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Wai Chaek Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Koh Chang Milano Fashion and Fashion Koh Chang. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Ko Wai, get into the urban bustle at Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Salak Phet Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Chang trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Mak to Ko Chang. In December, daytime highs in Ko Chang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ko Wai ©
Ko Wai
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Koh Chang Milano Fashion ©
Koh Chang Milano Fashion

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 12th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Garden Plaza, then kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, then look for gifts at Ama Fashion, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pattaya trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Ko Chang to Pattaya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. December in Pattaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Ama Fashion ©
Ama Fashion
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

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night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Pete Maze, look for gifts at Khaoyai floating market, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Khao Yai National Park trip maker website .

Drive from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall
Khaoyai floating market ©
Khaoyai floating market
Pete Maze ©
Pete Maze

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Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chatuchak Flower Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), then identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, stop by Raja's Fashions, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Erawan Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Erawan Museum
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Raja's Fashions ©
Raja's Fashions
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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