16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  14​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pattaya
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h
5
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Krabi Town
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Jeddah

2
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bangkok planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Bangkok is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Bangkok is 4 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get slightly colder in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites 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)

1
night
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Khao Yai National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Khao Yai National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, then meet the residents at Underwater World Pattaya, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pattaya holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Underwater World Pattaya
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community- MOVED (in Chom Thong). Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Koh Tao CrossFit, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jansom Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Tao CrossFit ©
Koh Tao CrossFit
Jansom Bay ©
Jansom Bay

1
day
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 21st (Fri), stop by Alex's Fashion, stop by Scandi Fashion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally stroll through Railay Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Koh Tao to Krabi Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Krabi Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of 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. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patong online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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