16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
3
Koh Tao
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Bophut
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  17 h 15 min
End: Bristol

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). You'll explore and learn at Jim Thompson House and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Chonburi to see Bang Saen Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Flower Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Bangkok is 7 hours. In September in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Bang Saen Beach
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

3
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Erawan National Park and Tham Phu Wa Temple. Bridge Over the River Kwai and Wat Thawornwararam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Giant Rain Tree.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi attractions site.

Getting from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erawan National Park
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Erawan National Park ©
Erawan National Park
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Wat Thawornwararam ©
Wat Thawornwararam

4
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.
Visit Sai Daeng Beach and Hin Wong Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Ao Thian Ok. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Flipflop and Treacle, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Bay, and explore the galleries of The Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry from Kanchanaburi to Koh Tao takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lighthouse Bay ©
Lighthouse Bay

4
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Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visit Choeng Mon Beach and Chaweng Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, explore the world behind art at Art-samui, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bophut online trip maker.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bophut by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Cove Beach
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Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

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