17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  15​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
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 12th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Bangkok. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Wongwan Strawberry Farm (in Samoeng). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, look for gifts at Thai Inter Fabrics, and examine the collection at Philatelic Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai vacation builder app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wongwan Strawberry Farm, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Patong day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don driving holiday site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Dao Art Gallery. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Poda Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 25th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then take a stroll through Khao San Road. On the next day, walk around Lumpini Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Spas

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