18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  18​h
1
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ao Plai Laem and Thong Nai Pan Noi. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach, stroll through Haad Yao Beach, and cool off at Slip N Fly Party.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan attractions website .

London, UK to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. In December, Ko Pha Ngan is much hotter than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Slip N Fly Party ©
Slip N Fly Party

1
night
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 12th (Thu): stroll through Railay Beach, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Bring the kids along to Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Attractions like Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay, and look for gifts at World Fashion Suits.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta online trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Bring the kids along to Patong Beach and Football Crazy Golf - Phuket. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Patong online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Patong by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Children's Discovery Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum

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