16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  16 h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
5
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, stop by Khaosan Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bangkok. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Plai Laem and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) and Maenam Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: Lamai Beach (Sanjana Armani International Suit & Fisherman Pants Shop). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lamai Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, look for gifts at Nicky Fashion, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Dao Siam Cosmetics.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Bophut by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maret, Ko Samui, Maenam Beach
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Long Beach and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Shop till you drop at The Tiger Collections and FashionPoint. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and see where the action happens at Muay Thai at Klong Dao Stadium.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bophut to Ko Lanta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. Traveling from Bophut in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ko Lanta, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ko Phi Phi Le and Laem Tong Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Viking Cave and Bamboo Island. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

Plan my day in Ko Phi Phi Don using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, thenget great views at Promthep Cape, and finally stroll through Nai Harn Beach. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Karon View Point, buy something for everyone on your list at Instyle Bespoke Tailors, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rawai road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Rawai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Karon View Point
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Instyle Bespoke Tailors ©
Instyle Bespoke Tailors

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