17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
3
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ang Thong
— 2 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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3
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, you will find days in Bangkok are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Venture out of the city with trips to Takua Pa (Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park, The Little Amazon, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary and don't miss a visit to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Khao Sok National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Khao Sok National Park when traveling from Bangkok in August, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple
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Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park ©
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park
Old Takua Pa Sunday Market ©
Old Takua Pa Sunday Market
Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park ©

4
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is known for wildlife, adventure, nature, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sairee Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Khao Sok National Park to Koh Tao in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Khao Sok National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

2
nights
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 13th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint and then head off the coast to Ko Wua Talap Island.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ang Thong trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ang Thong in 2.5 hours. In August in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint ©
Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake)

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ko Pha Ngan fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ang Thong to Ko Pha Ngan. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then browse the different shops at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), and then take a stroll through Khao San Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Safari World and then get great views at Wat Saket.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangkok attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road
MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center) ©
MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center)
Wat Saket ©
Wat Saket

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