16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Ayutthaya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then stroll through Chaweng Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bophut driving holiday planner .

Chicago, USA to Bophut is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect Bophut to be much warmer, temps between 87°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll get in some beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Plai Laem. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bottle Beach and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Haad Yuan Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. November in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Patong sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phanan Choeng, contemplate the long history of Wat Maheyong, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), and don't miss a visit to Historic City of Ayutthaya.

Discover how to plan a Ayutthaya trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Ayutthaya in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Ayutthaya, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ayutthaya in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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