31 days in Thailand Itinerary

31 days in Thailand Itinerary

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31 days in Thailand Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  34​h
Ko Chang
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Rawai, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  31​h
New York City

4
days
Ko Chang

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and White Sand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bang Bao Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, stroll through Kong Koi Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Rang.

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New York City, USA to Ko Chang is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Ko Chang due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Ko Chang to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bophut.

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White Sand Beach
Khlong Prao Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Maenam Beach. Attractions like Chaweng Noi Beach and Lamai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Fisherman Pants Shop in Lamai Beach (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, sample the tasty concoctions at Bees Knees Brewpub, don't miss a visit to Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks, and stop by Dao Siam Cosmetics.

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Getting from Ko Chang to Bophut by combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Ko Samui, Fisherman Pants Shop, Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaweng Noi Beach

4
days
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 outdoors at Ao Tanot Bay and Sai Nuan Beach. Kids will enjoy Jansom Bay and Rocky Bay. Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thian Ok, step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Bay.

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You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

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Ao Tanot Bay
Sai Nuan Beach
Jansom Bay

5
days
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Salad Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bottle Beach and Mae Haad Beach. Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, stop by Indy Island Store, stroll through Haad Yuan Beach, and tour or see a game at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan vacation trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach

4
days
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kantiang Bay and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Khlong Dao Beach and Long Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Diamond Cliff beach, stop by The Tiger Collections, get outside with Ko Ha Yai, and identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Kantiang Bay

4
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get outdoors at Laem Tong Bay and Maya Bay. Family-friendly places like Loh Dalum Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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Laem Tong Bay
Loh Dalum Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Rawai Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nai Harn Beach and Phromthep Cape. Take a break from Rawai with a short trip to Freedom Beach in Patong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple), stop by Casa Di Moda, and get great views at Karon View Point.

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Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Phuket Town, Karon, Freedom Beach
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Nai Harn Beach
Rawai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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