18 days in Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Thailand Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  26​h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Rawai, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Grand Palace and Ayutthaya Ruins. Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and see the interesting displays at Chatuchak Flower Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Bangkok. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Bangkok at 41°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pan Tao, explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

3
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.
Visit Loh Moo Dee Beach and Maya Bay for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Ko Phi Phi Le and Laem Tong Bay. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in April, expect nights in Ko Phi Phi Don to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nai Harn Beach and Karon Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Yanui Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Sane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendship Beach, examine the collection at Phuket Seashell Museum, and head off the coast to Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rawai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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