16 days in Costa Rica & Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Costa Rica & Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Costa Rica & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas, United States
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  15​h
1
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Fly:  38​h
2
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas, United States


2
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Shop till you drop at Lydia Beech Art and EK Art Jewelry. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Conchal. Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Potrero and see Costa Rica Sailing Center, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Avellana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo vacation maker app .

Las Vegas, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Las Vegas to Tamarindo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tamarindo, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Costa Rica Sailing Center, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and then explore the activities along Maya Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online tour itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Tamarindo to Ko Phi Phi Don with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diamond Cliff beach and Long Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lanta Old Town and Lighthouse. Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, head off the coast to Ko Jum, look for gifts at The Tiger Collections, and stroll through Nui Beach (Haad Nui).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip itinerary builder website .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In November in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Jum ©
Ko Jum

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Relax by the water at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Chaweng Beach. Get some cultural insight at Secret Buddha Garden and Big Buddha. Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, don't miss a visit to Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), and wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

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Do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi from Ko Lanta to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Bophut, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier

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