13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+3
Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  22​h 45​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Ko Pha Ngan
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Monkey Beach, then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Ko Phi Phi Don is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Ko Phi Phi Don is 15 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Karon View Point, get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rawai trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rawai are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Rawai

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Side Trip

Karon View Point
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Bottle Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salad Beach and Haad Yao Beach. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ban Khai Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan journey planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Rawai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Chaweng Noi Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maenam Beach and Lamai Beach. Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Chaweng Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, and stop by Rocky's Fashion.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bophut are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

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Side Trips

Ko Samui, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), Maenam Beach
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Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
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Maenam Beach
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Chaweng Noi Beach

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