19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Chiang Mai
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Chiang Mai

2
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 Phra Singh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phakhao Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market, don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chiang Mai. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Si Satchanalai Historical Park and then stop by Suthep Sangkalok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, and finally make a trip to Wat Traphang Thong.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sukhothai online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Phra Si Ratana Temple ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sukhothai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Plai Laem. There's much more to do: have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry ©
Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at May & Co. General Store and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao vacation planning site.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
May & Co. General Store ©
May & Co. General Store

1
night
Ang Thong, Ko Samui

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ang Thong itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ang Thong in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park

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nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop and then see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Ang Thong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ang Thong in August, Ko Phi Phi Don is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and The Phuket Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Buddha Phuket and Apichart art gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, stop by Suit Fitter Phuket, and get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong tour planner.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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