28 days in Thailand Itinerary

28 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha-Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sukhothai
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly

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Ko Lanta — 1 night

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 16th (Tue), walk around Phra Ae Public Health Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Chaba Massage, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Ko Lanta is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Ko Lanta is 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Ko Lanta hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Patong, Phuket — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Promthep Cape and Nai Harn Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion 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, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bophut.
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Bophut, Ko Samui — 4 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step off the beaten path and head to Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Plai Laem. Change things up with these side-trips from Bophut: Maret (KoKo Gallery & Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, relax and rejuvenate at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, and stop by Classic International Suits.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bophut travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. There's much more to do: stroll through Bottle Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, learn the tricks of the trade with C&M Learn Thai Culture, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha-Ngan online road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao — 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 1st (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hin Wong Bay, then kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like R.Boss Bespoke and Rent A Scooter Bangkok. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, get engrossed in the history at Patpong Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip app.

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. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sukhothai.
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Sukhothai — 1 night

The rising of happiness

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Maha That, then delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, and then delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai holiday app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Sukhothai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Sukhothai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Pong Horse Park in Baan Pong, approximately Baan Pong away. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai route planning site.

Traveling by car from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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