17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kamala, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Pattaya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kanchanaburi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Head to Siam Paragon and MBK Centerfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, get in on the family fun at Safari World, and stroll through Lumpini Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok vacation planner.

Nagpur, India to Bangkok is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nagpur to Bangkok, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nagpur in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Bangkok. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kamala.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Safari World ©
Safari World

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Kamala, Phuket

Providing the setting for relaxing breaks, Kamala is a seaside village on the island of Phuket.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Pang Chang Kamala. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Kamala Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Soul of Asia Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamala trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Kamala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kamala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Kamala

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thalang District, Surin Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kamala Beach ©
Kamala Beach
Surin Beach ©
Surin Beach

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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 23rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation builder.

Getting from Kamala to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

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Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tiger Kingdom, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Festival Phuket, and then hunt for treasures at Naka Market.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Phuket Town itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Central Phuket ©
Central Phuket

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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 27th (Tue): browse the range of quality goods at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, then admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and then don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Phuket Town to Pattaya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Pattaya sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach
Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach
CentralFestival Pattaya Beach ©
CentralFestival Pattaya Beach

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Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head outdoors with ElephantsWorld, then hunt for treasures at Kanchanaburi Night Market, and then contemplate the long history of Wat Thawornwararam. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at River Kwai, then brush up on your military savvy at Prisoner of War Museum, then examine the collection at Prisoner of War Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Bridge Over the River Kwai.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanchanaburi itinerary builder.

Getting from Pattaya to Kanchanaburi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Museums Wildlife
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
Kanchanaburi Night Market ©
Kanchanaburi Night Market
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai

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