18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  25​h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Bophut
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Miami

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Pho. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Mahathat. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Borom Puttharam, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online route planner .

Miami, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Miami to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planning app .

Getting from Bangkok to Bophut by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Bophut sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 4th (Thu), head off the coast to Poda Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Krabi Town when traveling from Bophut in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok. On the next day, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally stroll through Maya Bay.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don route builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then get outside with Nai Harn Beach, and then get great views at Karon View Point. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Patong, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Huay Pla Kang, and finally make a trip to Wat Rong Khun. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Chom Sak, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Mae Salong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Doi Ngam Muang.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Rai trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Patong to Chiang Rai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)
Doi Mae Salong ©
Doi Mae Salong

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Elephant Rescue Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Si Suphan. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim to see Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and look for gifts at The Lost Book Shop.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mae Rim
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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