20 days in Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  27​h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, look for gifts at Mesimu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phangan Tennis Club ©
Phangan Tennis Club

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): work off some steam at Koh Tao CrossFit and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 5th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koh Tao in December since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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