17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
Bangkok
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Ao Nang
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Patrick & Cofor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

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

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 97°F and lows about 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Siam Paragon

4
days
Patong, Phuket

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Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Instyle Fashion and Jungceylon. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Step out of Patong to go to Nai Harn and see Nai Harn Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, look for gifts at NEW ERA'S VIENNA, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phuket Orchid Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Patong at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Patong

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kata Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Phuket Orchid Farm, Karon Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

3
days
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and Khlong Muang Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Thalane, and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ao Nang trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ao Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ao Nang can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ao Nang

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Nong Thale, Ao Thalane, Railay Beach
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
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.
Head to Night Bazaar and Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Maifor some retail therapy. 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 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, appreciate the history behind Three Kings Monument, and stop by G.G Armani collection.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ao Nang to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ao Nang in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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