17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
1
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Phuket Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bangkok
— 3 nights
End: Bangkok


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4
nights
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chalok Baan Kao Beach as well as Sairee Beach. There's more to do: head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Surat Thani Airport. November in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan
Sairee Beach ©
Sairee Beach

5
nights
Phuket Town

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You've added Phang Nga Bay Day Cruise on Ayodhaya - Private Tour, Karon View Point, Khao Rang Hill View Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Koh Yao Yai and make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Phuket Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Karon View Point, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, Koh Yao Yai
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Tiger Marine Charter ©
Tiger Marine Charter
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Wat Si Suphan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, don't miss a visit to Wat Inthakhin Sadue Mueang, and have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. In November in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 16th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and finally see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then stop by Bangkok Fashion Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in November since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 77°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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