16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  15​h
1
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
3
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kantiang Bay and Ko Ha Yai. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Long Beach. Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Ko Lanta is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Ko Lanta. When traveling from Kuwait City in August, plan for cooler days in Ko Lanta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then stroll through Monkey Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

1
night
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rawai Beach, take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and then stroll through Ao Sane.

Before you visit Rawai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rawai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Laem Thian and Lighthouse Bay. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Unseen Tours Koh Tao will get you outdoors. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koh Tao attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and ferry from Rawai to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Unseen Tours Koh Tao ©
Unseen Tours Koh Tao
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottle Beach and Ao Plai Laem. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Yuan Beach. Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Phangan Jorkyball and relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan online attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle 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.
Family-friendly places like Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Lamai Beach will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Maenam Beach and Chaweng Beach. Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Noi Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, and have some family-friendly fun at Easykart - Go Karting.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Chaweng Noi Beach ©
Chaweng Noi Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)

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