16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip itinerary planner
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— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 6 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 5 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Bangkok
— 1 day


Bangkok — 2 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.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 92°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Pha-Ngan.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Spas
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 6 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Bottle Beach and Salad Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Haad Rin. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hat Sadet Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha-Ngan trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Phuket Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Phuket Town, Phuket — 5 nights

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bubba Diving Phuket and Nordic Fashion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phuket 3D Museum and Big Buddha Phuket. Explore Phuket Town's surroundings by going to Karon Viewpoint (in Karon), Naiyang Beach (in Nai Yang) and Patong Beach (in Patong). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at NARA Massage & Spa Phuket, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rimpa Martket, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Hill, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phuket Town trip builder tool.

Getting from Ko Pha-Ngan to Phuket Town by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha-Ngan in August since evenings lows in Phuket Town dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Bangkok — 1 day

City of Angels

On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat and then stop by Bob's Boutique at MBK.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites
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Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.

Phuket travel guide

Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.