17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Patong
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Khao Yai National Park.

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Khao Yai National Park

— 1 night
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Yai National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Khao Yai National Park road trip app.

Getting from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Khao Yai National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Parks · Nature

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Highlights from your trip

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khao Yai National Park to Patong. Traveling from Khao Yai National Park in September, you will find days in Patong are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Anodas Spa and then stop by Classic International Suits. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Samui Asia Divers, and then don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut tour builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 80°F in Bophut. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Jungle Kids Phangan and then take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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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 15th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
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Chiang Mai

— 3 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.
On the 16th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai journey builder site.

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. Traveling from Koh Tao in September, expect little chillier with lows of 75°F in Chiang Mai. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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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.