17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and RJ Bespoke. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), take in the exciting artwork at YELO House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ao Plai Laem and Hat Sadet Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip app .

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. July in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Fisherman’s Village and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bophut attractions planning website .

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2 hours. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Banana Beach and Karon Beach. Shop till you drop at Jungceylon and Suit Fitter Phuket. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Patong route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Thai Inter Fabrics, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Glang-Viang Gallery ©
Glang-Viang Gallery

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