17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  30​h
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
taxi + bus + Fly:  4​h
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
San Antonio

2
days
Bangkok

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally wander the streets of Sukhumvit. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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San Antonio, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in January; daily highs in Bangkok reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

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Sukhumvit
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho

2
days
Krabi Town

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Alex Fashion Way and then enjoy the sand and surf at Phra Nang Cave Beach. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Railay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Muang Beach, then stop by The Giorgio Fashion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

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Phra Nang Cave Beach
Railay Beach

2
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head off the coast to Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le.

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You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In January in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

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Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay

3
days
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Relax by the water at Kantiang Bay and Long Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Lanta Animal Welfare. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town and stop by Fashion Point.

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Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rawai.

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Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach
Lanta Old Town

2
days
Rawai, Phuket

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ya Nui Beach, take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kata Beach.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple), Phuket Big Buddha, Kata Beach
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Karon Beach
Nai Harn Beach
Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple)

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Umong.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Rawai to Chiang Mai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rawai in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Historic Sites Sightseeing

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Walking tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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