22 days in Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Thailand Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, look for gifts at Mesimu, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Chiang Mai. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Chiang Mai at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, learn something new at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and stroll through Salad Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Phangan Tennis Club ©
Phangan Tennis Club

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Laem Thian and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at May & Co. General Store and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao road trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. August in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

1
night
Ang Thong, Ko Samui

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 21st (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ang Thong trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ang Thong in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake)

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Kidzoona, and get your game on at The Kids Club Phuket.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patong route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ang Thong to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Ang Thong in August, Patong is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Maya Bay, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Pak Phli.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
Pak Phli

Pak Phli ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pak Phli online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Phi Phi Don to Pak Phli. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pak Phli

Nature Parks
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

4
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.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pak Phli to Bangkok takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Mahathat
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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