16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21 h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
2
Phang Nga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Khao Sok National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Khao Lak
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
5
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h
7
Ayutthaya
— 1 day
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
8
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bang Saen Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Ki Ti Chaloem (in Chonburi) and Samut Prakan (Ancient City & Erawan Museum). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 94°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phang Nga.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chonburi, Samut Prakan
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Phang Nga

Phang Nga ©
Frequently overlooked by tourists, the town of Phang Nga may seem lackluster and uninteresting to some vacationers.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phang Nga trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bangkok to Phang Nga. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 74°F in Phang Nga. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Phang Nga

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple)
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Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple) ©
Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave), tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Khao Sok National Park trip planner.

Drive from Phang Nga to Khao Sok National Park in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple
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Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave) ©
Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave)
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple ©
Wat Sok Tham Phanthurat Temple

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Khao Lak holiday builder.

Getting from Khao Sok National Park to Khao Lak by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bangsak Beach, Sea Turtle Conservation Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery ©
Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery
International Tsunami Museum ©
International Tsunami Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) and Wat Phra Singh. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Chiang Man and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Bazaar, and enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip maker app.

Getting from Khao Lak to Chiang Mai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Khao Lak in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 69°F in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok
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You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 79°F in Bangkok. You'll set off for Ayutthaya on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Bangkok

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Na Phra Meru, steep yourself in history at Wat Thammikarat, examine the collection at Thai Boat Museum, explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ayutthaya trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Ayutthaya are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Democracy Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Sukhumvit ©
Sukhumvit
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok
Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) ©

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