17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  30​h
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
On the 30th (Mon), get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Nordic Fashion, then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanui Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally browse the different shops at Robinsons Department Store.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rawai trip maker tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rawai is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rawai. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Rawai reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Spas

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kantiang Bay and Phra Ae Beach. Relax by the water at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Long Beach. There's much more to do: stop by The Tiger Collections, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head off the coast to Koh Rok Island.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta tour planning app .

Getting from Rawai to Ko Lanta by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions, then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, then take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Karbi Walking Street. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), head off the coast to Poda Island, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town online trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In October in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions

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 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, then stroll through Chaweng Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bophut trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, then stop by Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planning website .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

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
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Tha Pae Walking Street, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tha Pae Walking Street
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Spas & Wellness
Tha Pae Walking Street ©
Tha Pae Walking Street

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