42 days in Thailand Itinerary

42 days in Thailand Itinerary

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1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
2
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 5 nights
6
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
7
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
8
Ko Lanta
— 5 nights
9
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
10
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wat Maha That and Big Buddha Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Historic City of Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, stop by Mysuitbangkok, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bangkok is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. 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 your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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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.
Head to Market Village HuaHin and G Boss Collectionfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Black Mountain Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, learn more about the world around you at Huay Mongkol Temple, kick back and relax at Hua Hin Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at BLUPORT Hua Hin Resort Mall.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hua Hin trip builder site.

You can drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Spas

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. 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
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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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.
Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Mae Haad Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach, stroll through Hat Sadet Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

5
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Choeng Mon Beach and Maenam Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Plai Laem and Fisherman’s Village. There's lots more to do: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut vacation maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:
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Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phang Nga Elephant Park and Railay View Point. Dao Art Gallery and Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Sa Nang Manora Forest Park in Phang Nga (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: stop by De' MARCO Fashions, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, and stroll through Railay Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Krabi Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in June, expect little chillier 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
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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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): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunrise Beach.

Plan my trip to Ko Lipe with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 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

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. Visit Kantiang Bay and Phra Ae Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Khlong Dao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and stop by Italian Fashion Suit.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta journey builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Nui Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Laem Tong Bay and Ao Ton Sai. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. June in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

6
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Phuket 3D Museum. Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, stroll through Freedom Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and look for gifts at Nordic Fashion.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Patong trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In June in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. 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

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Spas
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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