17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Worrachettharam & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and get great views at Wat Saket.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, stop by Suit Master, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Patong online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Patong, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Relax by the water at Laem Tong Bay and Ao Ton Sai. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder.

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. November in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ao Chaloklum Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuan Im Chokchai (Tamnak Phra Mae Kuan-Im), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.