47 days in Thailand Itinerary

47 days in Thailand Itinerary

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47 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  23​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
8
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Patong, Phuket
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Cincinnati

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Change things up with a short trip to Doi Inthanon in Doi Inthanon National Park (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai road trip planning site .

Cincinnati, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Chiang Mai is 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in August; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 90°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Nak Prok. Step out of Bangkok to go to Pattaya and see Big Buddha Temple, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

Plan trip to Bangkok with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Big Buddha Temple
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

6
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan road trip tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

4
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Relax by the water at Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Thian Ok, head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and kick back and relax at Sai Daeng Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao tour app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach

4
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Plai Laem and Fisherman’s Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bophut to Khanom to see Thong Ching Bay about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Choeng Mon Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Dao Siam Cosmetics, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, and kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bophut vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bophut are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Thong Ching Bay
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

4
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visiting Phang Nga Elephant Park and Ko Hong will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. When in Krabi Town, make a side trip to see Sa Nang Manora Forest Park in Phang Nga, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), head off the coast to Bamboo Island, get great views at Railay View Point, and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in September, expect little chillier with lows of 74°F in Krabi Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phang Nga
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Ko Phi Phi Le. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nui Beach and Laem Tong Bay. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Lana Bay, stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

To plan Ko Phi Phi Don vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Kantiang Bay and Diamond Cliff Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Koh Rok Island. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, stop by The Tiger Collections, enjoy the sand and surf at Phra Ae Beach, and get outside with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta day trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In September in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

9
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nai Harn Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Freedom Beach and Karon Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Khao Lak (Walking tours & Ton Chong Fa Waterfall), Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Patong itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Patong sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, Khao Lak, Phang Nga Bay.
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 8:
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Walking tours
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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