19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
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Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Taxi to Rawai
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Rawai, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Pattaya
— 2 nights
Bus to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Seattle

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham are in your itinerary. Wat Lok Molee and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Seattle to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Plai Laem and Chinese Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Choeng Mon Beach and Coral Cove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ko Phi Phi Don when traveling from Bophut in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Rawai, Phuket

— 3 nights
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Ao Sane and Karon Beach. Step out of Rawai with an excursion to Patong Beach in Patong--about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rawai trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Ayutthaya

— 2 nights
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Wat Thammikarat, then admire the striking features of Wat Maha That, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram, and finally take a stroll through Wat Phra Khao Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan and then delve into the distant past at Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya trip builder.

You can fly from Rawai to Ayutthaya in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Bangkok

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Pattaya

— 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Darul Ibadah Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Yansangwararam, then stroll through Jomtien Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip builder site.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Phuket travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
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.