16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Recife
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  29​h
1
Ko Chang
— 1 night
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Krabi Town
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  10​h 15​min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 day
ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Recife

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Prao Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wai Chaek Beach, and finally look for gifts at Koh Chang Milano Fashion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ko Chang online route planner .

Recife, Brazil to Ko Chang is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Ko Chang is 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Recife in December since evenings lows in Ko Chang dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

1
day
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 16th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town travel planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Chang to Krabi Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

1
day
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 (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head outdoors with Sunrise Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Koh Hin Ngam.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Lipe tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lipe takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lipe. In December in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koh Hin Ngam
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker app .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta is minus 1 hour. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, explore the activities along Maya Bay, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then stroll through Nui Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Aquaride, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bang Tao Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and get great views at Karon View Point.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong trip maker website .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nai Harn Beach, Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Kayaking & Canoeing, Scuba & Snorkeling, Karon View Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach

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