30 days in Thailand Itinerary

30 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Lexington
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+5
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  8 h 15 min
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Lexington

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 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Khao Yai National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Lexington, USA to Khao Yai National Park is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in September: high temperatures in Khao Yai National Park hover around 92°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall

4
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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
On the 9th (Mon), spend a cool day on the water with Unseen Tours Koh Tao. Make the 11th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the galleries of The Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem, kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and stop by Natural Kite Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan visit planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Phangan Jorkyball ©
Phangan Jorkyball
Natural Kite Park ©
Natural Kite Park

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, learn something new at Asalanta, and take in the exciting artwork at Lanta Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta road trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, Ko Lanta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm ©
Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm
Lanta Parklife ©
Lanta Parklife

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bamboo Island in Ao Nang (about 2h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, look for gifts at Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary 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. September in Patong sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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