13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Mesimu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai attractions planner.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and let little ones run wild at Kidzoona.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and then pick up some new knowledge with C&M Learn Thai Culture.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koh Tao online trip builder .

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and make a trip to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok journey planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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