13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Maret, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Khao Sok National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h
5
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Newark

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.
Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok travel planning tool .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Newark to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 96°F and 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and stop by Dress Men Fashion.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Patong travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Patong reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Maret, Ko Samui

Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maret day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Maret in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maret when traveling from Patong in April, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Maret

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bophut
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Food Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

1
night
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Sok National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Maret to Khao Sok National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Maret in April, Khao Sok National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Wildlife Parks

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, stop by Mesimu, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Khao Sok National Park to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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