31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Sukhothai
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  45 min
7
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
9
Ko Samet
— 3 nights
Travel:  6 h
10
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
day
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
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 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong and then explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sukhothai trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Sukhothai is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Sukhothai, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in April: high temperatures in Sukhothai hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Chedi Si Hong ©
Wat Chedi Si Hong

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra Singh. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, and stop by Sop Moei Arts.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. You'll get in some beach time at Salad Beach and Mae Haad Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Gruad Beach, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

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 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then kick back and relax at Sai Nuan Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

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

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, stroll through Railay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in April, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Loh Dalum Beach. Relax by the water at Long Beach and Nui Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

4
nights
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 Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Nui Beach. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Khlong Dao Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach, and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Shark Diving
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Phra Ae Beach ©
Phra Ae Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Mosque. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patong day trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Patong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Samet.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
nights
Ko Samet

Ko Samet ©
A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Wai and Ao Cho. Get outdoors at Ao Prao Beach and Ao Kiu Na Nok. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sai Kaew Beach and stroll through Ao Thian.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Samet trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Patong to Ko Samet. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ko Samet when traveling from Patong in April, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Samet

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ao Wai ©
Ao Wai
Ao Prao Beach ©
Ao Prao Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Samet to Bangkok. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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