16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Ko Chang Tai
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
4
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Tom's Fashion. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, walk around Lumpini Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip tool .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Chang Tai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Ko Chang Tai

Ko Chang Tai ©
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall and then get great views at Kai Bae View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Khlong Prao Beach, kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Orthodox Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Chang Tai day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Ko Chang Tai. December in Ko Chang Tai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Chang Tai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Chang
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Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Karon View Point. The adventure continues: stop by Suit Fitter Phuket, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Patong trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Chang Tai to Patong. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

2
nights
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ko Lipe and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, stroll through Sunset Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Hin Ngam.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lipe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
Highlights from your plan
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don journey planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Phi Phi Don is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta online tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Tiger Collections ©
The Tiger Collections

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Lanta to Bangkok takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

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