60 days in Seoul & Thailand Itinerary

60 days in Seoul & Thailand Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 19 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Seoul, South Korea

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 18th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower and then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip app.

Atlanta, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 14 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Thailand — 5 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 historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, look for gifts at The Suit Sai Fashion, and buy something for everyone on your list at Steve & James.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation planner.

Getting from Seoul to Bangkok by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, ferry, train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seoul to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In December, Bangkok is warmer than Seoul - with highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
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Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Chiang Mai, Thailand — 19 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Thai Elephant Home. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Patong.
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Patong, Thailand — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Napas Art Gallery in Choeng Thale, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bangla Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, and cool off at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Patong dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phuket Town.
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Phuket Town, Thailand — 4 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phuket Town: Rawai Beach (in Rawai) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and go for a walk through Old Phuket Town.

Plan trip to Phuket Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Phuket Town is just a short distance from Patong. In January in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Khao Sok National Park.
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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand — 2 nights

While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, stroll through Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary, and make a trip to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khao Sok National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Phi Phi Don to Khao Sok National Park. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.
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Bophut, Thailand — 7 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bophut day trip website.

Traveling by car from Khao Sok National Park to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Khao Sok National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand — 7 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: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Haad Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha-Ngan online sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha-Ngan can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 3 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.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, stroll through Ao Tanot Bay, and explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy Bangkok some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, browse the different shops at CentralWorld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and hunt for treasures at Pratunam Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online vacation planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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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Phuket travel guide

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Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.
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Ko Samui travel guide

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Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.
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