19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Bangkok
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Ayutthaya
— 1 day
Fly
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Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly
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Karon, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Bangkok

— 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, then take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning app.

Maceio, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Maceio in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Ayutthaya

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, get engrossed in the history at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, then delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, and finally contemplate the long history of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Chiang Rai

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) and then make a trip to Longneck Karen Village.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ayutthaya to Chiang Rai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ayutthaya in May, things will get a bit cooler in Chiang Rai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Chiang Mai

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then view the masterpieces at Three Owls Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

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You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in May: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Karon, Phuket

— 2 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Let the collections at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery capture your imagination. Visiting Patong Beach and Karon Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Karon to go to Patong and see Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, take a tour by water with Sea Fun Divers - Day Trips, and look for gifts at Harry's Fashion Suits Phuket.

Before you visit Karon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Karon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in May: highs in Karon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Bophut

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then kick back and relax at Lamai Beach, and then get great views at Lad Koh View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Karon to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Karon in May, Bophut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Phra Nang Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Bophut in May, with lows around 28°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Bangkok: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, and examine the collection at Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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

3.9
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.