16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
2
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Bangkok online day trip planner .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bangkok is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): meet the residents at Underwater World Pattaya, take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then make a trip to The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), then look for gifts at Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier, and finally make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jomtien Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Phra bat, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Ripley's World Pattaya.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pattaya online vacation planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Pattaya hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Underwater World Pattaya
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Underwater World Pattaya ©
Underwater World Pattaya
Ripley's World Pattaya ©
Ripley's World Pattaya

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.
On the 5th (Fri), cast your line with a fishing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pattaya to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, then kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach, and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), get great views at Khao Ngon Nak, and then hike along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town visit planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Krabi Town by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Koh Tao in April, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
night
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 9th (Tue): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, cool off at Aquaride, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online route planner .

Getting from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then make a trip to Patong Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Big Buddha, Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Karon Beach, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, make a trip to Wat Ched Yot, take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then admire the striking features of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip maker tool .

Fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Patong, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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