31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
8
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Rawai, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Nan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
12
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Milan

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally get engrossed in the history at Baan Kudichin Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip tool .

Milan, Italy to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Bangkok is 6 hours. In January, Bangkok is much warmer than Milan - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Prao Beach, kick back and relax at Wai Chaek Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, and finally stroll through Klong Kloi beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Chang trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Chang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, look for gifts at Dao Siam Cosmetics, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu beach, and finally kick back and relax at Samrong Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bophut travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Ko Chang to Bophut in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Ko Chang in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Visit Salad Beach and Haad Khom for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan travel route planner .

Ko Pha Ngan is just a stone's throw from Bophut. January in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) 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
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laem Thian and Climbing Tours. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Unseen Tours Koh Tao. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In January in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

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

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Agnes Catholic Church, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, head off the coast to Tup Island, and then go for a stroll along the water at Koh Lao Lading.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Krabi Town travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take a tour by water with Phi Phi Island Boat Tours, and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ko Bida Nok.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and Nui Beach (Haad Nui). We've included these beaches for you: Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, stop by Fashion Point, take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, and relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta holiday maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. January in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

3
nights
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Escape the urban bustle at Nai Harn Beach and Ao Sane. Relax by the water at Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) and Yanui Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kamala). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rawai trip builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Phuket Town
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Maha That. Do some cultural sightseeing at Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Chang Lom. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Si Chum, delve into the distant past at Wat Chetuphon, head outdoors with Green E-bike Sukhothai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sukhothai road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Rawai to Sukhothai in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rawai in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Sukhothai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nan.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

2
nights
Nan

Nan ©
It takes some determination to reach Nan, a northern city close to Laos.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the striking features of Wat Ming Muang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sri Panton Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Khao Noi, take in the exciting artwork at Rim Nan Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Hua Wiang Tai Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Payapoo. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathatchaehang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Hua Khuang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Chang Kham Worawihan, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kuang Mueng Nan Walking Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phumin.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nan travel route planner.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Nan in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sukhothai in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Nan, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Nan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Rim Nan Art Gallery
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Wat Phrathatchaehang ©
Wat Phrathatchaehang
Wat Phumin ©
Wat Phumin
Wat Phra That Khao Noi ©
Wat Phra That Khao Noi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip planning tool .

Getting from Nan to Chiang Mai by car takes about 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha
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Zipline
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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