16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  22​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Surat Thani
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Minneapolis

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 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online holiday maker .

Minneapolis, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Bangkok is 13 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 96°F and lows about 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Surat Thani.

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)

3
nights
Surat Thani

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya and Wat Phothawas will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khao Sok National Park and Wat Khao Suwan Pradit. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine, have fun at Nakwaree Shooting Range, and hunt for treasures at Pra Cha Rat Floating Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Surat Thani vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Expect little chillier evenings in Surat Thani when traveling from Bangkok in April, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya, Wat Khao Suwan Pradit
Highlights from your plan
Khao Sok National Park ©
Khao Sok National Park
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya ©
Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Chinese Temple and Big Buddha are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Choeng Mon Beach and Chaweng Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and stop by Royal King International Suits.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Surat Thani in April: highs in Bophut hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chinese Temple, Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
Highlights from your plan
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, stop by Scandy Collection, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thai Elephant Home.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 77°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Thai Elephant Home
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 4th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Pratunam Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pak Nam, then stroll the grounds of Wat Ratchaburana Ratchaworawihan, then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and finally steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road

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