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
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry:  45 min
4
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
6
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  18 h
End: London

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 1st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok tour planner .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Patong Beach. On the next day, stop by Krishna Collection, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Patong online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Krishna Collection
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

1
night
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 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 6th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally stop by World Fashion Suits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Sunrise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanom Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe holiday maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In January in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 9th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then stroll through Railay Beach, and finally stop by de' MARCO Fashions. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 11th (Sat), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem. On the next day, kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 13th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally kick back and relax at Haad Yao Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

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