18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
+5
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train:  19​h 45​min
1
Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
4
Pattaya
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, Bridge Over the River Kwai and Erawan National Park. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Erawan National Park and then examine the collection at Bridge Over the River Kwai. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, then see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, and then stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi road trip planning app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Kanchanaburi is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Kanchanaburi is 5 hours. In November, Kanchanaburi is much warmer than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, Erawan National Park
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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Erawan National Park ©
Erawan National Park
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
You've added Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, Wat Phanan Choeng, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, then get to know the fascinating history of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phanan Choeng, and finally admire the striking features of Wat Maha That. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then explore the ancient world of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya day trip website .

You can drive from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

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.
You've added Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), Wat Saket, Wat Suthat, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, wander the streets of Khao San Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online route planner .

Take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), Big Buddha Temple and Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and finally don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pattaya travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

2
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) as well as Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Si Satchanalai Historical Park, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Si Chum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park and then delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai).

Plan trip to Sukhothai with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sukhothai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)
Highlights from your plan
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

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 list of things to see and do now includes Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), Wat Chiang Man, and other attractions. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Karon Beach as well as Freedom Beach. On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach and then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Patong day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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