18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok vacation maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, stop by Sugar & Spice, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Phangan Football Golf Club ©
Phangan Football Golf Club

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 11th (Tue): stay fit while traveling at Koh Tao CrossFit and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary and then hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Scandi Fashion, enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. August in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 16th (Sun), get your game on at Phuket Kart, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, then look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion, then get your game on at The Kids Club Phuket, and finally find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), 333 Shooting Range Mae Rim (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and stop by Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip maker website .

Getting from Patong to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

333 Shooting Range Mae Rim, Doi Inthanon, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

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