Looking for things to do for 14 to 16 days in Thailand? This trip is perfect if you are flying into Phuket Airport and don’t want to have to fly domestically, as everything can be reached by either ferry or car.
We had 16 days in total, but it can be modified to be shorter or longer depending on how long you would want to stay in the different places. These places are a good mix of jungle, wildlife, snorkeling, diving, bars & restaurants and beaches.
Khao Sok National park
Useful links: Elephant Hills
Glamping in the jungle, hanging out with elephants rescued from riding camps and the logging industry at Elephant Hills, exploring the jungle and going for a swim in a freshwater lake with a gorgeous backdrop. You can stay in the jungle or on the floating rainforest camp.
Useful links: Online ferry bookings
We took advantage of the free transfer from Elephant Hills to Koh Samui, stayed one night and then took the morning ferry to Koh Tao. We decided to stay in the quiet part of the island in Sai Daeng Bay (next to Shark Bay). There’s great snorkeling and diving all around the island, and Sairee Beach is great if you want a big night out, or just a great meal and a few cold ones.
Khao Lak was a bit of a stopover destination for us as it is the gateway to the Similan Islands. To get from Koh Tao to Khao Lak you can either ferry to Donsak Pier and then get a car/bus across the mainland or ferry to Samui, fly to Phuket and then get a car up. We took the first option. We stayed in the southern part this time, went to Monkey Bar and spent the day at Coconuts Bar by the beach.
Similan & Surin Islands
Useful links: Similan Seven Sea Club
Located 1.5h with a speedboat from Khao Lak, it’s one of the best dive sites in Thailand. To get the most out of it, I would recommend staying on a liveaboard. We did 4 days and 14 dives in various places.
Useful links: Memories Beach Bar
This place is all about relaxing. Located in the northern part of Khao Lak, it offers a stunning white beach, a great beach bar with delicious food and cooling cocktails and sunsets that will take your breath away.