18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Hobart
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Sukhothai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  10​h 15​min
3
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Ao Nang
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Rawai, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Hobart

2
nights
Ko Chang

Ko Chang ©
Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Khlong Prao Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Klong Neung Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Klong Kloi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine, and take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Chang trip planner .

Hobart, Australia to Ko Chang is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Hobart in April, expect Ko Chang to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine ©
Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine
Klong Neung Waterfall ©
Klong Neung Waterfall

1
night
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, explore the ancient world of Phra Si Ratana Temple, explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally contemplate the long history of Sukhothai Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Si Satchanalai Historical Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Chang to Sukhothai in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Ko Chang in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sukhothai, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

1
night
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Ko Lipe and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sanom Beach and then get outside with Sunrise Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sukhothai to Ko Lipe in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sukhothai to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sukhothai in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ko Lipe, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ao Nang online tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ao Nang in 4 hours. Traveling from Ko Lipe to Ao Nang, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Dao Art Gallery ©
Dao Art Gallery
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Laem Tong Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Ko Bida Nok and Ko Phi Phi Le. The adventure continues: stroll through Long Beach, cool off at Aquaride, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ao Nang to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

4
nights
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark Diving. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Nai Harn Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rawai to Phuket Town to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Dino Park Mini Golf, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rawai day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rawai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dino Park Mini Golf ©
Dino Park Mini Golf

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