42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

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42 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Ferry:  6​h
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4​h
7
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
8
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
Ferry:  45​min
9
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
10
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya) and Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Maha That). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, stop by Mysuitbangkok, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok route maker tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bangkok is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in May, you will find days in Bangkok are little chillier (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Do your shopping at Market Village HuaHin and G Boss Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and BLUPORT Hua Hin Resort Mall. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Hua Hin Beach, play a few rounds at Black Mountain Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huay Mongkol Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hua Hin trip tool .

You can drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
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Hua Hin Beach ©
Hua Hin Beach
Spas
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sai Nuan Beach and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao journey planner .

Getting from Hua Hin to Koh Tao by combination of train and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Climbing Tours

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 Bottle Beach and Mae Haad Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Hat Sadet Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yao Beach, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, kick back and relax at The Secret Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan my day in Ko Pha Ngan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In June in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

5
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maenam Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Plai Laem and Fisherman’s Village. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bophut trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bophut are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Relax by the water at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Do your shopping at de' MARCO Fashions and Dao Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Phang Nga (Sa Nang Manora Forest Park & Phang Nga Elephant Park). The adventure continues: get great views at Railay View Point, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town itinerary builder .

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Krabi Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Phang Nga
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head off the coast to Ko Lipe, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunrise Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ko Lipe day trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Nui Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, look for gifts at Italian Fashion Suit, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

Make your Ko Lanta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Ao Ton Sai. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Loh Moo Dee Beach. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Lana Bay, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ko Phi Phi Don, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Chalong (Big Buddha Phuket & Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)) and Walking tours (in Khao Lak). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, get great views at Karon View Point, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Patong tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Walking tours, Nai Harn Beach
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Walking tours
Spas
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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