16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Ko Chang
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
On the 19th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Khlong Prao Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Klong Kloi Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Klong Neung Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Chang online tour itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ko Chang is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Ko Chang is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in December; daily highs in Ko Chang reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Klong Neung Waterfall ©
Klong Neung Waterfall

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.
On the 21st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Chang to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Ko Lipe and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sanom Beach and then head outdoors with Sunrise Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lipe online itinerary planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Lipe by combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maya Bay and Long Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Laem Tong Bay and Ko Bida Nok. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, stroll through Nui Beach, and make a splash at Aquaride.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Phi Phi Don is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at My Boss Collection, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Phuket Golf Leisure.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rawai driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Rawai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Town, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Plai Laem and Chinese Temple. Get outdoors at Maenam Beach and Choeng Mon Beach. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Classic International Suits, enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, admire the sheer force of Tan Rua Waterfall, and stroll through Coral Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bophut online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rawai to Bophut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bophut are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Coral Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

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