16 days in Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Thailand Itinerary

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16 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  22 h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Patong
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Bophut
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  25 h
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market as well as Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, stroll around Lumpini Park, and then see where the action happens at Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and then take a stroll through Khaosan Road.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner.

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bangkok is 12 hours. In March, Bangkok is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 94°F and lows of 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Lumpini Park ©
Lumpini Park

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.
Night Bazaar has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chiang Mai using our trip planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chiang Mai, with lows of 69°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping Spas
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Night Bazaar ©
Night Bazaar
Spas

4
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, and stroll through Karon Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patong trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Chiang Mai in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Patong: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

3
nights
Bophut

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bophut trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Patong in March, Bophut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

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