18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  15 h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
2
Khao Sok National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
4
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Bus:  9 h 30 min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Brussels

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bangkok is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khao Sok National Park: Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga), Takua Pa (Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park & Old Takua Pa Sunday Market) and Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong). It doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Cheow Lan Lake and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Khao Sok National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bangkok in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Khao Sok National Park, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Rommanee Hot Spring, Phang Nga Elephant Park, Cheow Lan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Cheow Lan Lake ©
Cheow Lan Lake
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park ©
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Attractions like Railay Beach and Holiday Inn Krabi Ao Nang Beach Kid's Club make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, head off the coast to Poda Island, look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town day trip planning website .

Getting from Khao Sok National Park to Krabi Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, look for gifts at Tiger of Koh Lanta, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kids will enjoy Long Beach and Laem Tong Bay. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Nui Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Flipflop and Treacle and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Koh Tao takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your plan
The 4 Kings' Phra Maha Chedi ©
The 4 Kings' Phra Maha Chedi

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