17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Krabi Town
— 2 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Sukhothai
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Chiang Mai — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra Singh. Get some historical perspective at Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chiang Man. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, Chiang Mai is much hotter than Brussels - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bophut.
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Bophut, Ko Samui — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 24th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and then stroll through Maenam Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town — 2 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head off the coast to Poda Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Krabi Town, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and finally get great views at Karon Viewpoint. On the next day, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then make a trip to Bangla Road.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Krabi Town to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) 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 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lanta Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and then boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then stop by World Fashion Suits.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Historic City of Ayutthaya. Wat Pho and Wat Maha That will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online travel route planner.

Getting from Ko Lanta to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Sukhothai.
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Sukhothai — 2 nights

The rising of happiness

A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Wat Sa Si, delve into the distant past at Sukhothai Historical Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Si Hong.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Sukhothai trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Sukhothai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sukhothai, with lows around 21°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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