18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Phuket Town, Phuket
1
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Phuket Town, Phuket

3
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Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You've now added Monkey Hill to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, stroll through Rawai Beach, then don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jui Tui Shrine, and finally stroll through Monkey Hill. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Phuket International Airport, Krabi Airport and Surat Thani Airport. In January, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rawai, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Karon Beach and Kata Beach. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Patong online trip maker .

You can drive from Phuket Town to Patong in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Patong are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Wat Baan Kamala
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach and Khlong Dao Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, stop by The Boss Collection, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta tour itinerary tool .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

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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 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai and then kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then stroll through Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. January in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

2
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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 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yao Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and Wat Phu Khao Noi. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Haad Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Bottle Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chaloklum.

You can plan Ko Pha Ngan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

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