17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4​h
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Maha That and Wat Saket. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Pridi Banomyong Memorial). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 10th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mae Haad Beach, kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 12th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach. On your second day here, head off the coast to Tup Island, head off the coast to Poda Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find out how to plan a trip to Krabi Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Tup Island ©
Tup Island

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.
On the 14th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

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

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then stroll through Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, Ko Lanta is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

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 17th (Fri): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Karon View Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's more to do: make a trip to Patong Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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