17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Karon, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll through Khao San Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bangkok is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
Karon, Phuket

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Freedom Boardsports. Relax by the water at Karon Beach and Kata Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karon trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bangkok to Karon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Freedom Boardsports, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dao Art Gallery and Andaman Cultural Center. Visiting Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Karon to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

1
day
Koh Tao

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 11th (Fri): stroll through Laem Thian and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Krabi Town in January, Koh Tao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and Baan Tipmanee. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by CM Armani, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Wat gategaram museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai travel planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in January, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Baan Tipmanee, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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