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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas and Kata Beach. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Rawai to see Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd. about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, have some family-friendly fun at The Kids Club Phuket, look for gifts at Like A Boss, and stroll through Tri Trang Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Patong visit planner.

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. 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 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then Head underground at Viking Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then stroll through Long Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip app.

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 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a 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 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town journey tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Laem Thian and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao journey planning 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koh Tao, with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to ride a 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.
Kids will enjoy Salad Beach and Hat Sadet Beach. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Khom.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha-Ngan road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan in 2 hours. In September in Ko Pha-Ngan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life 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 15th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World and then explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok route builder tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) 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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