18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand planner

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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Bangkok

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), stroll around Lumpini Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Asiatique The Riverfront.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok day trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get much hotter in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

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 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, appreciate the history behind Three Kings Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai attractions planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Patong travel route planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in April, plan for little chillier days in Patong, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
When in Ko Phi Phi Don, make a side trip to see Bamboo Island in Ao Nang, approximately Ao Nang away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Krabi Town

— 3 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Armani Collection. On the next day, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, then stop by Scandi Fashion, then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. In May in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and finally make a trip to Wat Pho. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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.