18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Damnoen Saduak
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Samut Songkhram
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Phetchaburi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Lop Buri
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: New York City

4
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and wander the streets of Khao San Road.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Bangkok. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Damnoen Saduak.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Damnoen Saduak

Damnoen Saduak ©
Damnoen Saduak, situated in Ratchaburi Province, harbors conservation areas that offer an iconic range of wildlife in Thailand.
On the 7th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, then stop by Coconut Sugar Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Sanam Chandra Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, and finally get to know the resident critters at Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Damnoen Saduak trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Damnoen Saduak takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Samut Songkhram.

Things to do in Damnoen Saduak

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nakhon Pathom
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market ©
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Sanam Chandra Palace ©
Sanam Chandra Palace
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi ©
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

2
nights
Samut Songkhram

Samut Songkhram ©
Known as the birthplace of King Rama II and for hosting the oldest church in Thailand, Samut Songkhram attracts visitors from all over the world.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Wat Ban Laem or Wat Phet Samut Worawihan, then take an in-depth tour of King Rama II Memorial Park, then hunt for treasures at Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Pho Mae Klong Shrine. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Wat Bang Khae Noi, don't miss a visit to Wat Bang Kung, then make a trip to Don Manora Floating Market, and finally identify plant and animal life at Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Samut Songkhram route site .

Samut Songkhram is just a short distance from Damnoen Saduak. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phetchaburi.

Things to do in Samut Songkhram

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Amphawa, Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging), Wat Bang Kung
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging) ©
Don Hoi Lot (Razor Clam Digging)
Wat Bang Khae Noi ©
Wat Bang Khae Noi
King Rama II Memorial Park ©
King Rama II Memorial Park

2
nights
Phetchaburi

Phetchaburi ©
Phetchaburi represents one of the oldest settlements in Thailand, with records dating back to the 8th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wat Khao Ban Dai It วัดเขาบันไดอิฐ, admire the landmark architecture of Phra Ram Ratchaniwet, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Chao Samran, Head underground at Tham Khao Luang Cave, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Koi.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phetchaburi online trip maker .

Getting from Samut Songkhram to Phetchaburi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Phetchaburi, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Phetchaburi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
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Wat Koi ©
Wat Koi
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet ©
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at ElephantsWorld, then explore the activities along River Kwai, and then see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua).

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Traveling by car from Phetchaburi to Kanchanaburi takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kanchanaburi can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lop Buri.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sai Yok, Wat Tham Sua
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre

2
nights
Lop Buri

Lop Buri ©
Just a short trip from Bangkok, Lop Buri is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, known mostly for its crab-eating monkeys.
Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, get in on the family fun at Phra Prang Sam Yot, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lop Buri trip maker site .

Getting from Kanchanaburi to Lop Buri by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lop Buri are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phatthana Nikhom.

Things to do in Lop Buri

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Highlights from your plan
Wat Mahathat ©
Wat Mahathat
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

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