17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai — 2 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.
Chiang Mai is known for classes, wildlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Chiang Mai is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Chiang Mai. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manila in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta — 3 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 29th (Thu) with a shark diving experience. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Dao Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ko Jum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Warin Spa.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Ko Lanta dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Ko Phi Phi Don — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. 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 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, enjoy some diversion at Sam Collection, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 4 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: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, stroll around Lumpini Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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