18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 15​min
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

3
days
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Phuket Big Buddha in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Instyle Fashion, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

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London, UK to Patong is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Patong is 7 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Patong: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

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Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Chalong, Karon Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
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Bangla Road

3
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stroll through Laem Tong Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maya Bay
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Ko Phi Phi Le

3
days
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Krabi Town is known for nature, beaches, trails, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and look for gifts at King's Fashion.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
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Ao Nang Beach

3
days
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.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo, and admire the striking features of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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day
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Underwater World Pattaya, then look for gifts at Ama Fashion, and finally admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum).

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You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Chiang Mai to Pattaya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pattaya, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Underwater World Pattaya
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Underwater World Pattaya ©
Underwater World Pattaya

4
days
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

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Traveling by car from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace
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Wat Pho
Wat Arun Coffee ©
Wat Arun Coffee

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