16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
3
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
5
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nai Harn Beach and Freedom Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phuket 3D Museum and Big Bee Farm. When in Phuket Town, make a side trip to see Karon View Point in Karon, approximately Karon away. There's lots more to do: stop by Nordic Fashion, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Phuket Town is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Phuket Town, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Phuket Town at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Freedom Beach, Nai Harn Beach
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Khao Lak

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 23rd (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sai Rung Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): look and learn at Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery, look for gifts at Cashmere Suit, then don't miss a visit to Pakarang Cape (Lem Hua Krung Yai), and finally kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Phuket Town to Khao Lak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sai Rung Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery ©
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery
Sai Rung Waterfall ©
Sai Rung Waterfall

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island and then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Lanta in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

1
night
Ko Lipe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and 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 moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

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

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 28th (Mon): stop by De' MARCO Fashions, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally get great views at Railay View Point.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Tup Island ©
Tup Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
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 30th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bophut online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Bophut in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum ©
Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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