19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Ayutthaya
— 1 day
train:  11 h 30 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Bophut
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
5
Nai Yang
— 4 nights
ferry:  3 h
6
Ko Yao Yai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h
7
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Paris

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Patpong Night Market, King Power Mahanakhon, Chinatown - Bangkok, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and finally take in some culture at Songkran Festival Khao San Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, hunt for treasures at Amphawa Floating Market, stroll around Lumpini Park, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, then enjoy breathtaking views from King Power Mahanakhon, and finally hunt for treasures at Patpong Night Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation planner.

Paris, France to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Paris to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Events

Side Trip

Amphawa Floating Market
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok
Lumpini Park ©
Lumpini Park

1
day
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wat Na Phra Meru, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Thammikarat, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), get to know the fascinating history of Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), then delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, then contemplate the long history of Wat Maheyong, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ayutthaya online travel route builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Pha Lat, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thai Akha Cooking School, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phakhao Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour planning tool.

Getting from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doi Inthanon National Park
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Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

4
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Get in touch with nature at Coral Cove Beach and Samrong Beach. Get some historical perspective at Wat Khao Chedi and Chinese Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bophut: Buddha’s Footprint Temple (in Na Mueang), Taling Ngam (Wat Khirimat & Taling Ngam Muay Thai) and Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia (in Lipa Noi). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samui International Meditation Center, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Maenam Walking Street.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Nai Yang.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Taling Ngam, Mae Nam, Buddha’s Footprint Temple, Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center and Fine Art of South East Asia
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Wat Khao Chedi ©
Wat Khao Chedi
Coral Cove Beach ©
Coral Cove Beach
Samrong Beach ©
Samrong Beach

4
nights
Nai Yang

Nai Yang ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phuket Elephant Park and Peranakan Phuket Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thalang National Museum and Wat Sri Sunthon. Explore Nai Yang's surroundings by going to Ao Phang-nga National Park (in Ao Phang Nga National Park), Thai Mueang (Lampi Waterfall & Turtle Conservation Center) and Phang Nga (Wat Tham Ta Pan Temple, Sa Nang Manora Forest Park, &more).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nai Yang online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bophut to Nai Yang. Traveling from Bophut in October, Nai Yang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Yao Yai.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phang Nga, Mai Khao, Phuket, Si Sunthon, Thai Mueang
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Phuket Elephant Park ©
Phuket Elephant Park
Sirinat National Park ©
Sirinat National Park
Lampi Waterfall ©
Lampi Waterfall

1
night
Ko Yao Yai

Ko Yao Yai ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Batik De and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Yao Yai trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nai Yang to Ko Yao Yai. October in Ko Yao Yai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Yao Yai

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pasai Beach
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Batik De ©
Batik De

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asiatique The Riverfront, Art in Paradise Bangkok, Wat Suthat, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Sat), browse the different shops at Asiatique The Riverfront. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Bangkok and then let your taste buds guide you at Loy Nava Dinner Cruise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Ko Yao Yai to Bangkok with the Route module. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
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Asiatique The Riverfront ©
Asiatique The Riverfront
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Art in Paradise Bangkok ©
Art in Paradise Bangkok

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