18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  30 h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Erawan National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Karon
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Pattaya
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  35 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Madame Tussauds Bangkok and Chinatown - Bangkok. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bangkok route planning site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bangkok is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. While traveling from San Juan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Erawan National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park ©
Located in Thailand's Tenasserim Hills, Erawan National Park features 550 sq km (212 sq mi) of thick forest.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Erawan Waterfalls.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Erawan National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Erawan National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Erawan National Park can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for Karon on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Erawan National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Erawan Waterfalls ©
Erawan Waterfalls

4
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Patong Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karon View Point and Phuket Art Village. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, look for gifts at Alex Fashion House, and don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket.

Plan my trip to Karon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Erawan National Park to Karon with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Erawan National Park in April: highs in Karon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Patong, Phuket Art Village
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

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.
You've now added Wat Phra Singh to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Popular historic sites such as Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan are in your itinerary. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, approximately Mae Rim away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery and look for gifts at Supreme Collection.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Karon to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Karon in May, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pattaya.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Ama Fashion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darul Ibadah Mosque, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Samae San.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pattaya trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in May: highs in Pattaya hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, Ko Samae San, Sai Kaew Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ko Samae San ©
Ko Samae San
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach

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