16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  21​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Railay Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Edmonton

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 17th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, steep yourself in history at Wat Kukut, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai itinerary tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Edmonton in November: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lamphun
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai ©
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally browse the different shops at Ocean Plaza Patong. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Freedom Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. Relax by the water at Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. There's still lots to do: stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Lana Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko Phi Phi Don trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Railay Beach.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

1
night
Railay Beach

Railay Beach ©
A quiet and picturesque peninsula, Railay Beach sits between Krabi and Ao Nang.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach and then trek along Thaiclimber Climbing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Railay Beach route builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Railay Beach takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Railay Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Thaiclimber Climbing
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Thaiclimber Climbing ©
Thaiclimber Climbing

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. Relax by the water at Salad Beach and Haad Yuan Beach. Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, stroll through Haad Yao Beach, and stop by Sugar & Spice.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Railay Beach to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach

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 28th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao holiday planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour builder website .

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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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