17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  14​h 30​min
1
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe visit planner .

Sydney, Australia to Ko Lipe is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Ko Lipe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island and then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Ko Lanta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Visiting Patong Beach and Freedom Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong). It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Patong online route planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Poda Island, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

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 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally stroll through Bottle Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in February, expect nights in Ko Pha Ngan to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. Explore hidden gems such as Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) and Wat Nak Prok. When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Historic City of Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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