16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Bus
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Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Bangkok

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then make a trip to Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in April, with highs in Bangkok at 96°F and lows at 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, then relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect nights in Ko Pha Ngan to be about the same, around 81°F, while days are slightly colder, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Classes

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Sai Nuan Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Ang Thong, Ko Samui

— 1 night
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head off the coast to Ko Wua Talap Island, then explore the striking landscape at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, and then go for a walk through Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Koh Tao to Ang Thong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks · Nature

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Like A Boss, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

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You can fly from Ang Thong to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ang Thong in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Patong, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): Head underground at Viking Cave, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Star Fashion and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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 23rd (Fri), stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chiang Mai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Lanta to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.