18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
2
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  8 h 30 min
3
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
6
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
7
Ko Lipe
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Bangkok is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping 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)

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), then examine the collection at Pridi Banomyong Memorial, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ayutthaya trip builder tool .

Take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 20th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then look for gifts at Flipflop and Treacle. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ayutthaya to Koh Tao takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Ayutthaya in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koh Tao: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Khao Sok National Park: Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong), Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Takua Pa (Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Khao Sok National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Koh Tao to Khao Sok National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in March since evenings lows in Khao Sok National Park dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Phang Nga Elephant Park, Rommanee Hot Spring
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Koh Kho Khao Island ©
Koh Kho Khao Island
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park ©
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Mosquito Island, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then Head underground at Viking Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Sok National Park to Ko Phi Phi Don. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

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
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 27th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then look for gifts at World Fashion Suits. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

2
nights
Ko Lipe

With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sanom Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe is 1 hour. Traveling from Ko Lanta in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Ko Lipe. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach

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