16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Appreciate the collections at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra Singh. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Historic City of Ayutthaya, & more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bottle Beach and Spas. Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Haad Yuan Beach and look for gifts at Sugar & Spice.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko Pha Ngan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Spas

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.
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, then stop by Classic International Suits, and finally kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bophut trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In August in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Phuket Trickeye Museum and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Do your shopping at Jungceylon and P & C Jewelry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Karon View Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patong trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Patong, with lows of 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

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