18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 30​min
6
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
8
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Chao Phraya River. Wat Pho and Wat Suthat will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online holiday maker .

Barcelona, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Bangkok is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in August, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chet Lin. Visiting Elephant Rescue Park and Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng) and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and explore the galleries of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha and then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut online day trip planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bophut by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Secret Buddha Garden
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Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Secret Buddha Garden ©
Secret Buddha Garden

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Salad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chaloklum, then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

Drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

1
night
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Bay, then kick back and relax at Sai Daeng Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 1.5 hours. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cliff Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town.

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You can take a bus from Koh Tao to Ko Lanta in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Koh Tao in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ko Lanta, with lows of 27°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) ©
Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai)
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
Diamond Cliff Beach ©
Diamond Cliff Beach

1
night
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 26th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Nui Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Long Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. August in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkol Nimit, see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangtham Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town online driving holiday planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Patong Beach
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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