17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand planner

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai tour planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. In September, Chiang Mai is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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.
On the 14th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae Haad Beach, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and make a trip to Phangan Royal Navy Ship.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

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Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. In September in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°C in Ko Phi Phi Don. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and then stroll through Karon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Patong online visit planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then stop by St Armani Fashion, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wat Borom Puttharam, then make a trip to Historic City of Ayutthaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Worrachettharam.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok day trip app.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.