21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Maenam Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Choeng Mon Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut travel itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Bophut is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bophut, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Take a break from the city and head to Railay Beach and Tup Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ko Hong and Poda Island. There's lots more to do: get great views at Railay View Point, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 9th (Thu), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Long Beach and Koh Rok Island. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Patong holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon View Point, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

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.
Head to Raja's Fashions and Chatuchak Weekend Marketfor some retail therapy. Visit Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Historic City of Ayutthaya) and Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, plan for little chillier nights in Bangkok, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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