16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  25 h
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
6
Rawai, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Relax by the water at Maenam Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Plai Laem and Lamai Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks - Hin Ta Hin Yai, admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, and kick back and relax at Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Bophut is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Bophut, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Bophut hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

2
nights
Koh Tao

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 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, view the masterpieces at The Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sai Nuan Beach, and finally trek along John-Suwan Viewpoint.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Koh Tao takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan
Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bottle Beach and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Full Moon Party
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kantiang Bay, thenlook for gifts at The Tiger Collections, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Lanta by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, plan for little chillier nights in Ko Lanta, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, thenexplore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, thenkick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Mosquito Island ©
Mosquito Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape, thenkick back and relax at Yanui Beach, thenget great views at Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rawai trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Karon View Point
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach

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