16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour planner

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Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly
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Karon, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly to Koh Samui, Taxi to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Karon, Phuket

— 3 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, get your game on at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Karon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Karon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. November in Karon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Alex's Fashion, then kick back and relax at Railay Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town day trip planner.

Drive from Karon to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, and then have unforgettable encounters with CSI: SAMUI Dive School. On the next day, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bophut trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Chiang Mai

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and get great views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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

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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.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.9
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.