18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand travel route maker

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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Bangkok. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Yao Beach and then see Full Moon Party. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Krabi Town

— 2 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
When in Krabi Town, make a side trip to see Tree Top Adventure Park Krabi in Ao Luek, approximately Ao Luek away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Railay Beach, stroll through Ao Nang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and stop by King's Fashion Tailor in Ao nang, Krabi - Thailand.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 4th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le and then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Karon Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, then kick back and relax at Kata Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 9th (Sun) 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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in January, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.