23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
2
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
7
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
8
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jack Armani Suit and Chao Phraya River. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at MOONRIVER by VJ, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Bangkok is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, then look for gifts at Scandy Collection, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Scandy Collection ©
Scandy Collection

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Fisherman’s Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then stop by Nicky Fashion, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, then stop by La Moda suits, and then kick back and relax at Lamai Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bophut trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Lamai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Yao Beach. It doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Just for Fun - Canopy Adventure and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

3
nights
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 Kantiang Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Old Town. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and stop by FashionPoint.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

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 13th (Tue): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to De' MARCO Fashions and Poda Island. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach and stop by King's Fashion Tailor in Ao nang, Krabi - Thailand.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karon.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

4
nights
Karon, Phuket

Karon ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Instyle Bespoke Tailors. Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and Anthony's Boutique Karon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Patong Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Karon trip planner.

You can drive from Krabi Town to Karon in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Karon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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