17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  29​h
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Patong
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
7
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Saket as well as Taling Chan Floating Market. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Taling Chan Floating Market, get great views at Wat Saket, and then shop like a local with Khao San Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel route planning app .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 91°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Saket ©
Wat Saket
Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road

2
nights
Bophut

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bophut fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Bophut, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poda Island as well as Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Railay Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mr. Chet Longtail Boat Trip.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the ferry ride to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mr. Chet Longtail Boat Trip ©
Mr. Chet Longtail Boat Trip
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Koh Rok Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), head off the coast to Koh Rok Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

2
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paddle Phuket as well as Phuket Thai Cookery School. On the 30th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and then find your balance on the water with Paddle Phuket.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Patong road trip website .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Classes Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Paddle Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Paddle Phuket ©
Paddle Phuket

2
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doi Inthanon as well as Elephant Nature Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Patong in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Elephant Nature Park ©
Elephant Nature Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
You've now added Patpong Night Market to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Patpong Night Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Patpong Night Market ©
Patpong Night Market

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