23 days in Thailand Itinerary

23 days in Thailand Itinerary

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23 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  19​h
1
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Ko Lanta is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, putt your heart out at Lanta Parklife, look for gifts at World Fashion Suits, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip builder site .

Brussels, Belgium to Ko Lanta is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Ko Lanta, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Ko Lanta reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Parklife ©
Lanta Parklife

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, have some family-friendly fun at The Kids Club Phuket, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phang Nga Bay., Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, pick up some new kitchen skills with C&M Learn Thai Culture, and kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan visit planning site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Patong in September, Ko Pha Ngan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Phangan Tennis Club ©
Phangan Tennis Club

1
night
Koh Tao

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 18th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao holiday maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tad Kwan Village Park & Waterfall, stop by El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally view the masterpieces at De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Rai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Chiang Rai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd ©
De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and look for gifts at Mesimu.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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