19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 day
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Head to Jungceylon and Patong Inn Artfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Apichart art gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Oscar Fashion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Patong is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Patong hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Phi Phi Le. We've included these beaches for you: Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach.

Plan trip to Ko Phi Phi Don with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Armani Collection, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

1
day
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

You can plan Koh Tao trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Koh Tao is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.

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 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jim Thompson House and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, get engrossed in the history at Princess Mother Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. May in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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