18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
2
Erawan National Park
— 2 nights
3
Karon
— 4 nights
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
5
Pattaya
— 3 nights

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 Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, 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 shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok route planning site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bangkok is an approximately 29-hour 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 °C to lows of °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 see maps, ratings, other places to visit, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will leave for Karon on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Erawan National Park

Parks Nature
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 °C, while lows dip to °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

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: stop by Supreme Collection and view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Karon to Chiang Mai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Karon in May, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °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 Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Samae San.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pattaya trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Pattaya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in May: highs in Pattaya hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samae San, The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, 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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