14 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Thailand trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Krabi Town
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Melbourne


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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chao Phraya River. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Borom Puttharam, Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Bangkok is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pa Pao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and John-Suwan Viewpoint. Visit Sai Nuan Beach and Sairee Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip builder tool.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Koh Tao is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Krabi Town — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sawasdee Divers Krabi and Ao Nang Beach. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, stop by Alex's Fashion, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Patong.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then stroll through Karon Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary site.

Traveling by shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Thailand travel guide

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.