11 days in Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand route builder

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
5
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Historic City of Ayutthaya and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Wat Pho and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, look for gifts at St Armani Fashion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Country Road International Suit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bophut route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Bophut in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 16th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hat Sadet Beach, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning app.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Chiang Mai

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In July in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.