18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  18​h
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Maret, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Casa Di Moda, then kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and then get great views at Nai Harn Beach. On your second day here, get great views at Karon View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Sane, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rawai Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rawai day trip app .

London, UK to Rawai is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Rawai. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Rawai at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Freedom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Ao Sane ©
Ao Sane

2
nights
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 14th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and then kick back and relax at Monkey Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, then stroll through Laem Tong Bay, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In June in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Visiting Kantiang Bay and Long Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at The Tiger Collections and Fashion Point. Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip builder website .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. June in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
The Tiger Collections ©
The Tiger Collections

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Bottle Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salad Beach and Haad Yuan Beach. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, relax in the rural setting at Purina Mini Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan journey planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Ko Lanta to Ko Pha Ngan in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ko Lanta in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Full Moon Party
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

3
nights
Maret, Ko Samui

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Maenam Beach. Visiting Chaweng Noi Beach and Lamai Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Maret to Bophut to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem and enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Maret trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Maret in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Maret, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Maret

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bophut, Ko Samui, Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Lamai Beach ©
Lamai Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Maret to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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