16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Khao Lak
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Krabi Town
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
9
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

1
night
Khao Lak

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 18th (Sat), get outside with Combat 360X Muay Thai and MMA, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by New Fashionway.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Khao Lak online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Khao Lak when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Combat 360X Muay Thai and MMA ©
Combat 360X Muay Thai and MMA

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Patong trip planner.

You can drive from Khao Lak to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town vacation planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then have some family-friendly fun at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, and then stop by Classic International Suits.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bophut trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Krabi Town in January since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving ©
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Koh Tao

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 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Laem Thian and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao in 2 hours. January in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan vacation planner .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally explore the wide array of goods at Mango Mojito Shoes. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok journey planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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