16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Phuket Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amphawa Floating Market as well as Sky Bar, Bangkok. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Chinatown - Bangkok.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip builder.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. You'll set off for Chiang Mai on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Amphawa Floating Market
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Amphawa Floating Market ©
Amphawa Floating Market
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok

2
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.
You've now added Thai Elephant Home to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thai Elephant Home, and then examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Thai Elephant Home
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Zipline
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home

2
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.
Visiting Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Maenam Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lamai Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, stop by Nicky Fashion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Big Buddha.

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

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. May in Bophut sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Phuket Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha. On your second day here, stroll through Nai Harn Beach and then stroll through Kata Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phuket Town tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Phuket Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Phuket Town, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Tong Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Maya Bay and Ao Ton Sai. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Beach, make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Siam Niramit. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), wander the streets of Khao San Road, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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