13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  22​h
1
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary site .

San Francisco, USA to Ko Lanta is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Ko Lanta reach 88°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

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 5th (Thu): head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, and then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Monkey Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don travel planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. July in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave

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.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and then get great views at Karon View Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rawai trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai takes 1.5 hours. In July in Rawai, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Rawai

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get outdoors at Bottle Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thong Nai Pan Noi and Purina Sheep Farm. Pamper yourself for a day on the 10th (Tue) at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Rawai to Ko Pha Ngan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Maenam Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, stop by Rocky's Fashion, kick back and relax at Lamai Beach, and stroll through Chaweng Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bophut sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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)
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

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