20-days Bangkok-Chiang Mai Self-Guided

Day 1-3: Bangkok

Travelling through Bangkok is an exhilarating immersion into the beating heart of Thailand’s capital. The city’s kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and flavors offers an unforgettable adventure for travelers.

Exploring the bustling streets reveals a dynamic blend of ancient temples standing alongside modern skyscrapers, showcasing Bangkok’s rich history and rapid development. From the iconic Grand Palace to the serene Wat Arun, each landmark tells a story of cultural heritage and architectural splendor. Sampling the city’s world-renowned street food is a must, with flavors ranging from savory pad Thai to spicy som tam tantalizing the taste buds.

As night falls, vibrant night markets and lively rooftop bars come alive, offering endless opportunities for exploration and mingling with fellow travelers. Bangkok’s energy is infectious, making it a thrilling destination for backpackers seeking both adventure and cultural immersion.

On day 3 you board the night train from Bangkok to Surat Thani.

Optional Activities

  • City Highlights and Landmarks Private Walking Tour – From THB 2,330
  • Half-day Cooking Lesson – From THB 2,400

Day 4-5: Koh Samui

Koh Samui offers an enchanting blend of tropical paradise and vibrant culture. Set adrift in the Gulf of Thailand, this island gem boasts pristine beaches, azure waters, and lush coconut groves waiting to be explored.

From the lively Chaweng Beach to the tranquil Lamai Beach, each stretch of sand offers its own unique charm and activities, from sunbathing to snorkeling and kayaking. Beyond the coastline, hidden waterfalls and jungle trails beckon adventurers, providing opportunities to immerse in the island’s natural beauty.

At night, beachfront bars and bustling night markets create a lively atmosphere, perfect for sampling local delicacies and mingling with fellow travelers. Koh Samui’s relaxed vibe and stunning landscapes make it a backpacker’s paradise, promising unforgettable memories under the swaying palms.

Optional Activities 

  • 4WD Wild Jungle Safari With Lunch – From THB1,700
  • Angthong Marine Park Boat Tour w/Transfer and meals – From THB 1,300

Day 6-7: Koh Phangan

Embarking on a  journey through Koh Phangan introduces travelers to a realm of relaxed island living and endless adventure. While the island is renowned for its iconic Full Moon Parties, its allure extends far beyond these festivities.

From the idyllic shores of Haad Rin to the tranquil beauty of Thong Nai Pan, Koh Phangan boasts stunning beaches perfect for sunbathing and snorkeling. Delving into the island’s lush interior reveals hidden waterfalls and serene temples nestled within verdant jungles, offering moments of peace and awe-inspiring hikes.

As night falls, beachfront bars pulse with live music and mesmerizing fire shows, providing the perfect backdrop for bonding with fellow backpackers and creating lifelong memories. Koh Phangan’s magnetic charm and diverse landscapes promise an unforgettable adventure for those seeking both relaxation and excitement.

Optional Activities

  • ATV Jungle Adventure Experience – From THB 2,730
  • Koh Tao & Nang Yuan Day trip with lunch – From THB 3,190

Day 8-10: Khao Sok

Embark on a scenic journey from the tropical paradise of Koh Phangan to the breathtaking landscapes of Khao Sok National Park. Begin by boarding a ferry from Koh Phangan, where you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand as you glide across the turquoise waters.

Upon reaching the mainland, hop onto a comfortable bus for a picturesque drive through lush greenery and rolling hills, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of southern Thailand. As you approach Khao Sok National Park, marvel at the towering limestone cliffs and dense rainforest that await you.

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you step into one of Thailand’s most pristine and untouched wilderness areas, where towering trees, cascading waterfalls, and exotic wildlife await your exploration.

Optional Activities 

  • Cheow Lan Lake day trip – From THB 1,500
  • Khao Sok Bamboo Rafting – From THB 800
  • Khao Sok Night Safari – From THB 600
  • Half or Full Day Hike – From THB 600
  • Raft, Trek and Caving adventure (half day) – From THB 1,500
  • Thai Cooking Class – From THB 800

Day 11-12: Phi Phi

Phi Phi Islands is an absolute blast! Picture-perfect beaches, clear turquoise waters, and jungle hikes – it’s a dream come true. Exploring the local culture is a highlight; from vibrant markets to tranquil temples, there’s always something new to discover.

Island hopping is a must, with each stop offering its own slice of paradise. Snorkeling among colorful coral reefs is pure magic. And let’s not forget the epic beach parties under the stars – unforgettable! It’s not just about the sights; it’s the connections made with fellow travelers that make Phi Phi so special.

Optional Activities 

  • Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay day trip – From THB 1,930
  • Trek in Phi Phi Islands Jungle – From THB 1,820
  • Half-day snorkeling trip – From THB 900

Day 13-14: Phuket

Phuket is an exhilarating journey into Thailand’s vibrant culture and natural wonders. The island’s diverse landscape offers everything from pristine beaches to lush rainforests and iconic limestone cliffs. Exploring Phuket Town reveals a fusion of traditional Thai architecture and modern amenities, while sampling local street food tantalizes the taste buds with exotic flavors.

Adventure-seekers can indulge in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and jungle trekking, immersing themselves in the island’s rich biodiversity. At night, bustling markets and lively beach bars create an electric atmosphere, perfect for mingling with fellow travelers and locals alike. Phuket beckons backpackers with its endless possibilities and unforgettable experiences.

Optional Activities 

  • Old Town, Chalong Temple and Great Buddha Van trip – From THB 990
  • Half-day guided city tour – From THB 1,820
  • Guided Rainforest and Waterfall Hike – From THB 2,300

Day 15-20: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai immerses travelers in a tapestry of cultural richness and natural beauty. Nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand, this ancient city captivates with its historic temples, vibrant markets, and serene countryside.

Exploring the Old City’s maze of narrow streets reveals stunning Buddhist temples like Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, each telling stories of Chiang Mai’s illustrious past. Beyond the city walls, verdant hills and cascading waterfalls beckon adventurers, offering opportunities for trekking, zip-lining, and interacting with hill tribe communities.

Nights come alive with the bustling Night Bazaar, where savory street food and artisanal crafts create an enchanting atmosphere. Chiang Mai is a backpacker’s haven, weaving together tradition, adventure, and unforgettable experiences.

Optional Activities 

  • Elephant Sanctuary day trip – From THB 2,500
  • Authentic Thai Cooking Class with Farm Visit – From THB 1,540
  • Chiang Rai Temples and Golden Triangle day trip – From THB 2,500
  • Doi Inthanon: waterfalls and hilltribes day trip – From THB 2,000

Are you itching for an epic adventure across the vibrant landscapes of Thailand, but the thought of sorting out accommodations and travel arrangements makes you want to roll your eyes?

Picture this: a 20-days escapade packed with thrills, seamless travel, and the kind of excitement that makes your heart race. Imagine exploring the buzzing streets of Bangkok, snorkeling with vibrant marine life in Koh Samui, and getting up close and personal with majestic elephants in Chiang Mai.

With our meticulously planned itinerary, every moment is crafted to perfection, giving you plenty of time to soak in the essence of each destination. Say goodbye to the stress of navigating unfamiliar territory – all accommodations are booked in centrally located 3-star hotels with awesome pools, perfect for chilling out after a day of adventure.

And guess what? If you feel like mixing things up, just shoot us a message, and our squad of travel enthusiasts will be stoked to help you customize your trip to fit your vibe.

But wait, there’s more! We’ve put together a wicked list of activities guaranteed to amp up the fun. Whether you’re into planning every detail in advance or going with the flow, we’ve got you covered.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your backpack, round up your squad, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the Land of Smiles. Thailand is calling, and it’s time to answer the call of the wild!

Travel Thailand independently, we have included accommodation and transport, you select the activities.

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  • 2 nights at 3* hotel in Bangkok
  • 1 night on overnight train
  • 2 nights at 3* hotel on Koh Samui
  • 2 nights at 3* hotel on Koh Phangan
  • 3 nights at 3* riverside lodge in Khao Sok Jungle
  • 2 nights at 3* hotel on Koh Phi Phi
  • 2 nights at 3* hotel in Phuket
  • 5 nights at 3* hotel in Chiang Mai

All accommodation is a twin room with private bathroom.
Hotels are with central location and pool.



  • Overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
  • Bus from Surat Thani to Don Sak Pier
  • Ferry from Don Sak to Koh Samui
  • Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
  • Ferry from Koh Phangan to Don Sak Pier
  • Minivan from Don Sak Pier to Khao Sok via Surat Thani Town
  • Minivan from Khao Sok to Krabi
  • Ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi Island
  • Ferry from Phi Phi Island to Phuket
  • Transport from hotel in Phuket to Phuket Airport (HKT)
  • Domestic flight from Phuket to Chiang Mai (economy class + 1 luggage, max 20 kg)
  • Transport from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to hotel in Chiang Mai


  • Activities
  • Transport not mentioned in inclusions
  • International flights
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Visa
  • Meals
  • Local tax
  • Island tax
  • Tips

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