17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bophut
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Bangkok, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan journey builder .

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Scuba & Snorkeling
C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture

6
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Classic International Suits, get outside with Outdoor Activities, cool off at High Park Samui, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bophut attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. January in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mae Nam, Ko Samui
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Patong online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, Patong is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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