17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Rajawongse Clothierfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and browse the different shops at MBK Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bangkok. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Mira Mare T-shirts Shop, stop by Fisherman Pants Shop, look for gifts at Sanjana Armani International Suit, then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and finally explore the world behind art at Art-samui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stop by Nicky Fashion, then look for gifts at Moda Classic Suits International, then look for gifts at Thai Armani Suit International, and finally look for gifts at La Moda suits.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Bophut in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. December in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Maret, Moda Classic Suits International
Highlights from your plan
Nicky Fashion ©
Nicky Fashion
Art-samui ©
Art-samui
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions, then stroll through Ao Nang Beach, and finally look for gifts at King's Fashion. On your second day here, stop by Alex Fashion Way and then stroll through Phra Nang Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Loh Dalum Beach ©
Loh Dalum Beach

5
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fashion Point and The Tiger Collections. Get outdoors at Lanta Animal Welfare and Long Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Dao Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta tour planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nai Harn Beach and Kata Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karon Beach and Bob Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karon: Star's Fashion Cape Panwa (in Cape Panwa) and My Boss Collection (in Phuket Town). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, look for gifts at Instyle Fashion, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ya Nui Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Karon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Karon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Karon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, Star's Fashion Cape Panwa, My Boss Collection
Highlights from your plan
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Instyle Bespoke Tailors ©
Instyle Bespoke Tailors

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