17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand vacation planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Khao Lak
— 1 night
Taxi to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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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.
Visit Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan. There's much more to do: expand your horizons at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phan Tao, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Khao Lak

— 1 night
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak online visit planner.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Khao Lak, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 26th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally stop by The Boss Collection.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Ko Lipe

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Sunrise Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Lipe tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 2 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Phuket Town in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Phuket Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 31st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bophut online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Phuket Town to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Wat Saket, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok. On your second day here, make a trip to Historic City of Ayutthaya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok route planning app.

Getting from Bophut to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Bophut in December, with lows around 26°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.