18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Athens

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then explore the galleries of Patong Inn Art. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Like A Boss, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Patong online trip itinerary planner .

Athens, Greece to Patong is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Athens to Patong due to the time zone difference. In February, Patong is much warmer than Athens - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then stop by World Fashion Suits.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Krabi Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao attractions planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Koh Tao by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yao Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Salad Beach and Bottle Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Tham.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao 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.
On the 17th (Mon), meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, and then wander the streets of Khao San Road.

Plan my day in Bangkok using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas 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)

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai visit planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in February, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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