12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Surat Thani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
8
Phuket Town, Phuket
— Few hours
End: Phuket Town, Phuket

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Bangkok Protestant Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, walk around Lumpini Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Find out how to plan Chiang Mai trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Spas

2
nights
Surat Thani

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sok National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Surat Thani trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani. In September, daytime highs in Surat Thani are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Khao Sok National Park ©
Khao Sok National Park
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine
Wat Phothawas ©
Wat Phothawas

few
hours
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bophut road trip app .

Getting from Surat Thani to Bophut by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Surat Thani in September, Bophut is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Sugar & Spice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach
Wat Phu Khao Noi ©
Wat Phu Khao Noi

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Krabi Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dao Art Gallery ©
Dao Art Gallery

2
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Laem Tong Bay and Nui Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

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Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the ferry ride to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

few
hours
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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town online attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 2 hours. In September in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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