16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 15​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

few
hours
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 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Bangkok at 91°F and lows at 77°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Kukut. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Lamphun, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Salad Beach and Haad Yuan Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Ao Plai Laem and Thong Nai Pan Noi. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Gruad Beach, and look for gifts at Sugar & Spice.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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 17th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koh Tao using our trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 18th (Mon), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then get outside with Motorbike Rental Krabi. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. November in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Patong trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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