17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bophut
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Patong
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Ang Thong
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Hua Hin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manama

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Phra Singh and Chiangmai Speedkart. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Chom Thong, approximately 1h 20 min away.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai attractions tool .

Manama, Bahrain to Chiang Mai is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Manama to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Manama in August, things will get little chillier in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maenam Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Plai Laem and The Orthodox Church. When in Bophut, make a side trip to see Dipabhavan Meditation Centre in Maret, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Modern Suit Samui, kick back and relax at Malibu beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samrong Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tan Rua Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut online journey planner .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bophut are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maret, Mae Nam
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

4
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Nai Harn Beach and Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. Get some historical perspective at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Jui Tui Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Phuket Golf Leisure (in Rawai), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Phuket Trickeye Museum (in Talat Yai). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and stroll through Patong Beach.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patong online route builder .

Getting from Bophut to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Patong when traveling from Bophut in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon View Point, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

1
night
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ang Thong road trip planner .

Fly from Patong to Ang Thong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Ang Thong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©

1
night
Hua Hin

The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lub Lae Cave, gain insight at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, and then browse the exhibits of Huay Mongkol Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Noi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hua Hin road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Ang Thong to Hua Hin in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Hua Hin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Spas

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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hua Hin to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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