19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Karon
— 8 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Qingdao

8
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Phang Nga Bay.. Take a break from Karon with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Patong, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon road trip planner.

Qingdao, China to Karon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Karon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visit Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mu Koh Lanta National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and stop by World Fashion Suits.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Karon to Ko Lanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then get all the equipment you need at Motorbike Rental Krabi. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then stroll through Ao Nang Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Spas

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