18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Bilbao
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Pattaya
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Maret, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
6
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Bilbao

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bilbao to Bangkok is 6 hours. Traveling from Bilbao in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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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
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Haew Narok Waterfall and then get outside with Khao Yai Bird Watching Day Trip by Thailand Bird Watching.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Khao Yai National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pattaya.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park
Haew Narok Waterfall ©
Haew Narok Waterfall

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Pattaya, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jomtien Beach, then browse the different shops at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, and then stop by Ama Fashion.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pattaya road trip site.

Getting from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Underwater World Pattaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong with an excursion to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Patong Beach, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Patong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In July in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Maret.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

1
night
Maret, Ko Samui

Maret ©
Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, and then take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maret trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Patong to Maret by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Maret

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bophut
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Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) ©
Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)

2
nights
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao journey builder.

Getting from Maret to Koh Tao by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Spas & Wellness

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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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