16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Attractions like Spas and Kata Beach make great kid-friendly stops. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd. in Rawai, approximately Rawai away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Patong Beach, stop by Like A Boss, get your game on at The Kids Club Phuket, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Patong is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Patong is 12 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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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 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town — 1 night

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Laem Thian and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao vacation planner.

Getting from Krabi Town to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Krabi Town in September, with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Salad Beach and Haad Khom. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Haad Gruad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottle Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha-Ngan travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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