16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Bus:  30 h
1
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h
4
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: Denver

4
nights
Karon, Phuket

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
We've included these beaches for you: Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach. Head to Bob Collection and Casa Di Modafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Karon with an excursion to Star's Fashion Cape Panwa in Cape Panwa--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kata Beach, stop by Brioni Fashion Phuket, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Karon travel planner.

Denver, USA to Karon is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Denver to Karon, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get much hotter in Karon: highs are around 88°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Karon

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nai Harn Beach, Star's Fashion Cape Panwa, Patong Beach, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Highlights from your plan
Bob Collection ©
Bob Collection
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Kantiang Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanta Animal Welfare and The Tiger Collections. Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Fashion Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Karon to Ko Lanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 31st (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and then explore the activities along Maya Bay. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don travel itinerary creator.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 2nd (Mon), stop by King's Fashion, kick back and relax at Phra Nang Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and finally stop by Krabi Exotic Decor. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Giorgio Fashion, then look for gifts at Alex Fashion Way, then stop by de' MARCO Fashions, and finally hike along Railay Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. January in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
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 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Mira Mare T-shirts Shop, look for gifts at Fisherman Pants Shop, look for gifts at La Moda suits, then look for gifts at Moda Classic Suits International, and finally look for gifts at Nicky Fashion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at The Wharf Samui, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, and finally wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Bophut. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maret, Moda Classic Suits International
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then get a taste of the local shopping with Siam Square, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Bophut in January, Bangkok is slightly colder at night with lows of 71°F. On the 7th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

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