17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, take in nature's colorful creations at Chabaprai Massage, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chiang Mai is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Chiang Mai at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 29th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, then explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally look for gifts at Dress Men Fashion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong 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.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally head off the coast to Mosquito Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and then stroll through Ko Bida Nok.

Find out how to plan Ko Phi Phi Don trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

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 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then stop by Classic International Suits, and then get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in August since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao holiday builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and then take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online driving holiday planner .

Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

3
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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