17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Mahathat, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok journey planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

3
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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Phangan Jorkyball, kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip planning tool .

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

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. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Kidzoona, get outside with Patong Beach, and stop by Suit Fitter Phuket.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Patong day trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, then have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, and then identify plant and animal life at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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