18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
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
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and The Phuket Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Freedom Beach and Karon View Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Patong visit planner .

Valletta, Malta to Patong is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Valletta to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in February; daily highs in Patong reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Scuba & Snorkeling, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay, then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and then stop by World Fashion Suits.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta day trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then explore the activities along Maya Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough 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
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online visit planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Ko Hong ©
Ko Hong

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then stop by Classic International Suits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Krabi Town in February, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Bophut: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan vacation planning website .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

4
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.
Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Art in Paradise Pattaya. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Pattaya (Walking Street Pattaya & Big Buddha Temple) and Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Nak Prok.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok vacation app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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