18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Luanda
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Luanda

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.
Visit Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) for their historical value. The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Nak Prok.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary maker site .

Luanda, Angola to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Attractions like Salad Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Plai Laem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ko Pha Ngan when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Khom ©
Haad Khom

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip itinerary website .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai). On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta tour itinerary site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

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

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 31st (Tue), play a few rounds at Phuket Golf Leisure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Freedom Beach, stop by Like A Boss, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Patong itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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