13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand itinerary planner
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Fly
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Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok — 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and stop by St Armani Fashion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok attractions app.

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Bangkok, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 92°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Koh Tao — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 11th (Tue), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Ko Pha-Ngan — 2 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry, then stroll through The Secret Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha-Ngan planner.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Classes
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Patong Inn Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and then get interesting insight from No Gravity Dive Center. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then make a trip to Patong Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ko Pha-Ngan in July since evenings lows in Patong dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Chiang Mai — 3 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 16th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang. On the next day, stop by Mengrai Kilns, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then learn the tricks of the trade with Siam Rice Thai Cookery School.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip tool.

You can fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. July in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Classes
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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