33 days in Thailand Itinerary

33 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Drive + 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
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  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): stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour planner.

Valletta, Malta to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Bangkok is 6 hours. When traveling from Valletta in November, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Tiger Collections and FashionPoint. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lanta Old Town and Lanta Art. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Nui Beach, and head off the coast to Ko Jum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta driving holiday website.

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Lanta by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can 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.
On the 20th (Tue), find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and then stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Patong

Patong
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Unique fashion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then stroll through Rawai Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Andys Scuba Diving Phuket.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Maret.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Unique fashion
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Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket ©
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum

3
nights
Maret

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman’s Village and Art-samui. Step off the beaten path and head to Classic International Suits and Chaweng Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha in Bophut (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, stop by Amazonas Beachwear, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maret online holiday planner.

Getting from Patong to Maret by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Maret are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Hat Sadet Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Leela Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rin Beach and kick back and relax at Haad Chao Phao Beach.

Plan my Ko Pha Ngan trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Maret to Ko Pha Ngan in 4.5 hours. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Diver's Boat and Sai Daeng Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ao Thian Ok and Unseen Tours Koh Tao. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hin Wong Bay, cast your line with a fishing tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Island Cruises Sailing.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koh Tao using our trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Explore hidden gems such as Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai. Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Kad Luang - Warorot Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Koh Tao in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Wat Rong Khun, get engrossed in the history at 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, take in the exciting artwork at 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 where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Chiang Rai is slightly colder than Chiang Mai - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ko Mak.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Singha Park, 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น
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Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong
Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong

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night
Ko Mak

Ko Mak ©
On the 8th (Sat), head off the coast to Ko Kham, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koh Mak Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Mak tour itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Chiang Rai to Ko Mak with the Route module. Traveling from Chiang Rai in December, things will get a bit warmer in Ko Mak: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Mak

Nature Parks Tours
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Ko Kham ©
Ko Kham
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Mak Temple ©
Koh Mak Temple

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Khlong Prao Beach and Ko Wai. Relax by the water at Wai Chaek Beach and Kong Koi Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Salak Phet Temple, stop by Koh Chang Milano Fashion, and browse the different shops at Fashion Koh Chang.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Chang online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Ko Mak to Ko Chang with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Ko Chang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the different shops at Royal Garden Plaza, kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, then look for gifts at Ama Fashion, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pattaya holiday planner.

Getting from Ko Chang to Pattaya by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Pattaya

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Spas & Wellness

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Pete Maze, then look for gifts at Khaoyai floating market, and then admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 ©
On the 14th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Flower Market, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Erawan Museum.

Before you visit Bangkok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Erawan Museum
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Raja's Fashions ©
Raja's Fashions
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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