23 days in Thailand

23 days in Thailand

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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Pattaya
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Pattaya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Karon Beach and Freedom Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, take an exotic tour of Patong Elephant Care, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and get outside with The Junk Liveaboards.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Patong trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Patong is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. October in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Koh Tao.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hin Wong Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Sairee Beach, stroll through Shark Bay, and stop by Flipflop and Treacle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Koh Tao in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pattaya.
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Pattaya — 5 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach. Get outdoors at Koh Larn and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from Pattaya with a short trip to Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Na Chom Thian, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Sanctuary Of Truth, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Pattaya, find something for the whole family at Mini Siam, and look for gifts at Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pattaya online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Pattaya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.
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Khao Yai National Park — 2 nights

The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Haew Narok Waterfall, then get interesting insight from Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching, and then Head underground at Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Khao Yai National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Wild Encounter Thailand and Chao Phraya River will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Wat Pho and Chatuchak Weekend Market will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bangkok online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai journey planning website.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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