25 days in Thailand Itinerary

25 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip planner

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Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive
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Bueng Sam Phan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pattaya
— 1 night
Ferry to Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin, Taxi to Hua Hin
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Hua Hin
— 1 night
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Taxi to Wang Phong, Train to Chumphon, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ayutthaya
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Bangkok
— 1 night
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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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, and take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker tool.

Houston, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 97°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Chiang Rai

— 1 night
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Huay Pla Kang.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chiang Rai trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, expect nights in Chiang Rai to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are slightly colder, around 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bueng Sam Phan.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Bueng Sam Phan

— 2 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bueng Sam Phan: Thep Sathit (Pa Hin Ngam National Park & Kra Jiao Flower Field) and Sri Thep Historical Park (in Si Thep).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bueng Sam Phan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Bueng Sam Phan takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bueng Sam Phan

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Pattaya

— 1 night

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple, kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, and then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Pattaya trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bueng Sam Phan to Pattaya takes 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Pattaya

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Hua Hin

— 1 night
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at G Boss Collection, stroll through Hua Hin Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hua Hin trip maker tool.

Getting from Pattaya to Hua Hin by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 80°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Koh Tao

— 3 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, and stroll through Sai Nuan Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You can plan Ko Pha Ngan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In May in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krabi Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in May, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. In May in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You've now added Hidden Depths Diving to your itinerary. There's much more to do: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, get outside with Ko Ha Yai, and boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Patong trip builder site.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Ayutthaya

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suwandawas, delve into the distant past at Wat Maha That, and then contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ayutthaya vacation planner.

You can fly from Patong to Ayutthaya in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Ayutthaya: highs are around 96°F and lows about 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

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.