38 days in Thailand Itinerary

38 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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Bangkok

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wat Pho and SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siam Paragon and R.Boss Bespoke. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), take in panoramic vistas at State Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Saskatoon to Bangkok, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saskatoon in January, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 4 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Thong Nai Pan Noi and Spas. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mae Haad Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Family-friendly places like Maenam Beach and Samui Elephant Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Classic International Suits and Choeng Mon Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: The Source Herbal Detox Retreat (in Lamai Beach) and Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) (in Maret). There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bophut trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Bring the kids along to Railay View Point and Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Poda Island and Ko Hong. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, and kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in January, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Ko Lipe

— 2 nights
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe travel route planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Ko Lanta

— 5 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Warin Spa, stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and head off the coast to Koh Rok Island.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Ko Lanta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Shark Diving. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ko Phi Phi Le and Loh Lana Bay. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay and stroll through Nui Beach.

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

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Patong, Phuket

— 5 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nai Harn Beach and Promthep Cape. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freedom Beach and Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), stroll through Patong Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Patong road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Chiang Mai

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Phra Singh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, and get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai road trip app.

You can fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Patong in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.