17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Ferry
1
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sai Yok
— 1 night
Train to Jaran Sanitwong, Fly to Krabi Town
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
8
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
9
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Khao Lak
— 1 night
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Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then kick back and relax at Salad Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan travel route planner.

Surat Thani to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 3.5-hour ferry ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Surat Thani in April: highs in Ko Pha Ngan hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Chaweng Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Choeng Mon Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, then stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Maha That and Wat Suwandawas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Worrachettharam & Historic City of Ayutthaya). There's much more to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), see the interesting displays at The National Museum Bangkok, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Sai Yok.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Sai Yok

— 1 night
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sai Yok journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Sai Yok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and finally get great views at Railay View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Aonang Elephant Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Ko Hong, and then head off the coast to Poda Island.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Sai Yok to Krabi Town in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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 1st (Sat), head off the coast to Ko Lipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then stroll through Sanom Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Ko Lipe can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Ko Ha Yai, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Lanta Animal Welfare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Phra Ae Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, and then take a peaceful walk through Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In May in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, get great views at Karon View Point, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Freedom Beach, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, stop by BS Fashion, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patong online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, tee off at Khao Lak Mini Golf, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Drive from Patong to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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.