18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
1
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
8
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Chiang Mai

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night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai journey planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chiang Mai. November in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas

1
night
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching and then explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Mai to Khao Yai National Park. In November, daily temperatures in Khao Yai National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

You can drive from Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for wildlife, beaches, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get in on the excitement at Koh Tao CrossFit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

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night
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 23rd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Laem Tong Bay, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, and then head off the coast to Mosquito Island.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ko Phi Phi Don fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

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nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Shaan and Jeevan's Eco-Farm and then head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip planning website .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Shark Diving
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and stroll through Karon Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Patong travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

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

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