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Talk to me about Thailand

WinstonsGirlWinstonsGirl The Cold North
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We just booked tickets last minute and are leaving in a few weeks.  We're gone for 2 weeks, and have a tentative itinerary.  I'm looking for suggestions, transportation help, and any other tidbits you ladies may have.  

4-5 days - Bangkok (and possible day trips to Ayutthaya and Khao Yai National park).  We're thinking 2-3 in Bangkok, 1 day trip to Ayutthaya and 1-2 days in Khao Yai

3-4 days in Koh Tao (1-2 days diving, 1-2 on the beach, depending on travel)

2 days Chiang Rai (fly from Koh Tao)

3 days Chiang Mai (fly home from here)

We tentatively had Phuket in between Koh Tao and Chaing Rai, but we took those days out and spread them out around Bangkok and Koh Tao.  We're not late night party people, so figured it was going to be more beach

I'm torn between just showing up places and seeing where we end up, and needing to book a few things like diving, and flights between Koh Tao and Chiang Rai.  Am I missing anything??
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Re: Talk to me about Thailand

  • ernursejernursej
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    Books flights between places so you don't get stuck with crappy options or no options. If diving is important, book at least one outing but don't pre-book more.
    WinstonsGirl
  • LondonLisaLondonLisa London, UK
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    Definitely skip Phuket. I like Koh Tao- it is great.  I would spend more days in the islands than in Bangkok. I like Bangkok but you definitely don't need 4-5 days there. Pay more to book with Thai airways, especially if your schedule is tight- too many horror stories with the JetStar and AirAsia cancellations/ lost luggage etc. 
    WinstonsGirlernursej
  • WinstonsGirlWinstonsGirl The Cold North
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    Definitely skip Phuket. I like Koh Tao- it is great.  I would spend more days in the islands than in Bangkok. I like Bangkok but you definitely don't need 4-5 days there. Pay more to book with Thai airways, especially if your schedule is tight- too many horror stories with the JetStar and AirAsia cancellations/ lost luggage etc. 
    Good to know about airlines.  The 4-5 days in Bangkok is actually the city and surrounding areas.  I think we'll actually spend about 2 days there and then head out to Ayutthaya and Khao Yai for the other 3.  

    Thanks for the advice on Phuket.  It seems like everyone goes there, so we should too, but maybe it's more of a young backpacking/party thing, which we have grown out of
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  • ernursejernursej
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    Totally agree about Thai vs. the other airlines.
    WinstonsGirl
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