20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 3 nights
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
— 4 nights


Chiang Mai — 3 nights

Rose of the North

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 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Dab Pai, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Chiang Mai is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Punta Cana in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Karon Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patong travel route app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Patong dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Krabi Town.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Krabi Town — 4 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from Krabi Town with a short trip to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, and get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online trip itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha-Ngan.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Chao Phao Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, and stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha-Ngan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha-Ngan, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Classes
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Koh Tao — 1 night

Turtle Island

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 7th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 4 nights

City of Angels

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bangkok online journey planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.