16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
— 3 nights


Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kids will enjoy Spas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Rawai to see Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd. about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, kick back and relax at Tri Trang Beach, stop by Like A Boss, and have fun at Football Crazy Golf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patong day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Patong is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Patong due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Patong dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Ko Phi Phi Don — 2 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. September in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Krabi Town — 1 night

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through PhraNang Cave Beach and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2 hours. In September in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Koh Tao — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Laem Thian and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao travel tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 80°F in Koh Tao. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Ko Pha-Ngan — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Attractions like Salad Beach and Haad Khom make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, enjoy the sand and surf at Haad Gruad Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha-Ngan online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 2 hours. September in Ko Pha-Ngan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Bangkok — 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Mango Mojito Shoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Safari World and then explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Bangkok are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.