34 days in Thailand Itinerary

34 days in Thailand Itinerary

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34 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  19​h
1
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ao Nang
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  2​h 45​min
8
Bangkok
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Tanot Bay. Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Jansom Bay for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Koh Tao is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London to Koh Tao, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Koh Tao is much hotter than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Ao Tanot Bay ©
Ao Tanot Bay

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Haad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, and have fun at Full Moon Party.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visit Long Beach and Khlong Khong Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Khlong Dao Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, stop by Fashion Point, and stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Lanta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ko Lanta when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Tong Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maya Bay and Loh Dalum Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and stroll through Ao Ton Sai.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

4
nights
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Bring the kids along to Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at PhraNang Cave Beach and Ao Phra Nang. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Muang Beach, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, stroll through Nopparat Thara Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Railay Beach Viewpoint.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ao Nang trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ao Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Ao Nang can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Railay Beach, Nong Thale
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Karon Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Chalong (Wat Chalong & Phuket Big Buddha). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, look for gifts at Malin Plaza Patong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Patong day trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ao Nang to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chalong, Kata Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chiang Mai Zoo. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park in Mae Rim, about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

6
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 out of the city life by going to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World. Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Samut Prakan to see Ancient City about 54 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, don't miss a visit to Khao San Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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