17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly
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Maret, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Taxi to Bangrak Pier, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha-Ngan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Like A Boss, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning site.

Chennai, India to Patong is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Patong. In March, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta — 2 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island and then head off the coast to Ko Rok Nok.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Ko Lanta is very close to Patong. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then head off the coast to Mosquito Island, and finally stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally stop by Alex's Fashion.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Maret.
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Maret, Ko Samui — 2 nights

Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, and finally get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, and finally get your game on at Easykart Ko Samui - Go Karting.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maret online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Maret takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Krabi Town, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Maret, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) 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.
On the 11th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Flipflop and Treacle.

Discover how to plan a Koh Tao trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Maret to Koh Tao in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Ko Pha-Ngan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. March in Ko Pha-Ngan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha-Ngan in March, you will find days in Chiang Mai are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are slightly colder (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 2 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 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally wander the streets of Khaosan Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok sightseeing site.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly back 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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