18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bophut
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online day trip 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in March: highs in Ko Pha Ngan hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan holiday planning website .

On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and then stroll through Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bophut travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Bophut

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai
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Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flight of the Gibbon as well as Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai.

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

Getting from Bophut to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bophut in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 42°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai ©
Flight of the Gibbon ©
Flight of the Gibbon
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai ©
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, get great views at Wat Saket, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and then explore the wide array of goods at Big C - Central Marina.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online route maker .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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