44 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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Khao Yai National Park
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Ko Samet
— 4 nights
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
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Ko Pha-Ngan
— 5 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town
— 6 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Bus to Phuket, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
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Bangkok — 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan, Wat Maha That, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get great views at Wat Saket, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok journey maker tool.

Antalya, Turkey to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. In December, Bangkok is warmer than Antalya - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Khao Yai National Park — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Khao Yai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Primo Piazza Khao Yai, take in nature's colorful creations at The Bloom By TV Pool, admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Khao Yai National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Samet.
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Ko Samet — 4 nights

A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Ko Samet is known for beaches, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ao Prao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Phai, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Samet tour itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Ko Samet with the Route module. In January in Ko Samet, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Koh Tao — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Koh Tao. Traveling from Ko Samet in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Ko Pha-Ngan — 5 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and stroll through Haad Yao Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha-Ngan vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.
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Bophut, Ko Samui — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then view the masterpieces at KoKo Gallery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bophut in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Krabi Town.
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Spas
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Krabi Town — 6 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of Krabi Town with an excursion to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, see some colorful creatures with Sawasdee Divers Krabi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 6 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Patong online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

Ko Lanta — 5 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Long Beach, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Chiang Mai — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Kew Mae Pan (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Rescue Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Ko Lanta in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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