17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h
5
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
7
Hua Hin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Doi Inthanon and Kayaking & Canoeing. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Tha Pae Walking Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site .

Bangkok to Chiang Mai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Chiang Mai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Tha Pae Walking Street
Highlights from your plan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Bophut. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Tup Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to de' MARCO Fashions and Nopparat Thara Beach. There's lots more to do: get great views at Railay View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and step off the mainland to explore Poda Island.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Speed Boats Tours
de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay and then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip planner .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Harn Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Nordic Fashion, get great views at Karon View Point, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phuket Town itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

1
night
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): play a few rounds at Banyan Golf Club and then get a new perspective on nature at Huay Mongkol Temple. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Market Village HuaHin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hua Hin day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Hua Hin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. November in Hua Hin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Golf Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Market Village HuaHin ©
Market Village HuaHin
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Spas

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