11 days in Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry
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Surat Thani
— 1 night
Drive
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site.

Pune, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pune to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Raja's Fashions.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip builder site.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

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 6th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koh Tao using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Surat Thani

— 1 night
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Khao Sok National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Surat Thani trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Surat Thani takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, Surat Thani is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 9th (Sun), look for gifts at Like A Boss, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, take a memorable tour with Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Patong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Surat Thani in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Patong, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Thailand travel guide

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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.