14 days in Thailand Itinerary

14 days in Thailand Itinerary

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14 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  22​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 23rd (Wed), stop by Dress Men Fashion, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, browse the different shops at Ocean Plaza Patong, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Bangla Road. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Patong online journey planner .

Washington DC, USA to Patong is an approximately 25-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Patong is 12 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Patong reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, Head underground at Viking Cave, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then cool off at Aquaride, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For ratings and tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 28th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan day trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Spas
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok tour planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 1st (Fri), get your game on at Chiangmai Speedkart, identify plant and animal life at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chiang Mai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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