16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip builder

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok tour builder website.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, stroll through Patong Beach, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 17th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phra Ae Beach, and test the waters at Warin Spa.

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

Do a combination of car and ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Long Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then look for gifts at Martin Collection.

Plan my day in Krabi Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Dab Pai and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Lin, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.