17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Milan

2
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 a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai travel route builder website .

Milan, Italy to Chiang Mai is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Milan to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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 9th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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 Patong, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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 11th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then stop by Alex's Fashion.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

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 16th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. December in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

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Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

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, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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