18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
7
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Karachi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get great views at Promthep Cape, take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, then stop by Nordic Fashion, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Phuket Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ban Ko Si Rea, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rawai trip itinerary planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Rawai is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Karachi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rawai, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Phuket Aquarium
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Promthep Cape ©
Promthep Cape
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then head off the coast to Koh Rok Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rawai to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

1
night
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 8th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then cool off at Aquaride, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Nature Parks
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tup Island and Andaman Museum. On the 11th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Bamboo Island, identify plant and animal life at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 1.5 hours. In August in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Tours
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Speed Boats Tours
Tup Island ©
Tup Island

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Rin. Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Modern Suit Samui and Samui Elephant Sanctuary. There's much more to do: get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, make a trip to Wat Sila Ngu Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut vacation planner.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bophut are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Samui
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Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, look for gifts at Bob's Boutique at MBK, and then admire the natural beauty at King Rama IX Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Benjakitti Park, contemplate the long history of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pak Nam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Pathom Chedi.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Bophut to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara ©
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi ©
Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

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