16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
5
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Wat Si Suphan and Wat Phra Singh. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Chiang Mai is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get some historical perspective at Historic City of Ayutthaya and The Grand Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet & Wat Maha That). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Haad Yuan Beach. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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), stroll through Maenam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, thenlook for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bophut day trip planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Phuket 3D Museum in Talat Yai (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Patong itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, Patong is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
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Spas
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

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