17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Surat Thani
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Khao Lak
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bophut
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Khao San Road, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planning app .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mengrai Kilns and Glang-Viang Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Chom Thong, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mae Hia Fresh Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Surat Thani

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Pra Cha Rat Floating Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phothawas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Surat Thani trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani. August in Surat Thani sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Shopping Historic Sites
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Pra Cha Rat Floating Market ©
Pra Cha Rat Floating Market
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
Wat Phothawas ©
Wat Phothawas

3
nights
Khao Lak

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Head to Zara Collection and Bang Niang Marketfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Natai Beach and White Sand Beach. Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Coconut Beach, and see the interesting displays at International Tsunami Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip itinerary website .

Getting from Surat Thani to Khao Lak by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bang Niang Market, Natai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coconut Beach ©
Coconut Beach
Spas

6
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman’s Village and Big Buddha. We've included these beaches for you: Malibu beach and Maenam Beach. When in Bophut, make a side trip to see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) in Maret, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Samrong Beach, play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bophut trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Khao Lak to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), Maenam Beach
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

few
hours
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Bophut to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums
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Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

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