18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly + train:  19​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Pattaya
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Chao Phraya River and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Road. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Bangkok is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with highs in Bangkok at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Patong.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Siam Paragon
Spas & Wellness

3
days
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Patong Beach and Kata Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, get your game on at Phuket Kart, stop by Jungceylon, and get great views at Karon View Point.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in March since evenings lows in Patong dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

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Karon, Kata Beach
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Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Maya Bay. Visit Laem Tong Bay and Monkey Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and kick back and relax at Ao Ton Sai.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
days
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Railay Beach and Ao Phra Nang. Step out of the city life by going to PhraNang Cave Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Phi Phi Islands and kick back and relax at Ao Nang Beach.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

2
days
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jomtien Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, and then explore the wide array of goods at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, take a stroll through Beach road, and then don't miss a visit to Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum).

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Krabi Town to Pattaya takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Pattaya, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Pattaya Beach
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CentralFestival Pattaya Beach
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Beach road

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