17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Bangkok
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Ao Nang
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

6
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.
Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Sarto di Moda. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Bangkok reach 96°F and lows reach 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

4
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Do your shopping at Jungceylon and New Era's Vienna. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Instyle Bespoke Tailors, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Patong to be a bit cooler, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Orchid Farm, Nai Harn Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Instyle Bespoke Tailors ©
Instyle Bespoke Tailors

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at De' MARCO Fashions and Alex's Fashion. Relax by the water at Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Nang Beach, and stop by VICTORIA Fashion House.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ao Nang route planner.

Getting from Patong to Ao Nang by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Ao Nang, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Krabi Town
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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.
Head to Night Bazaar and Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Maifor some retail therapy. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the history behind Three Kings Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai visit planning website.

Getting from Ao Nang to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. While traveling from Ao Nang, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Night Bazaar ©
Night Bazaar
Spas & Wellness

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