12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Bangkok Protestant Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and walk around Lumpini Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online journey planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sok National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Surat Thani trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 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

Nature Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by car from Surat Thani to Bophut takes 3 hours. Traveling from Surat Thani in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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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): look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan travel planner.

Drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Wat Phu Khao Noi ©
Wat Phu Khao Noi
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

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): take in the exciting artwork at Dao Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, Krabi Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. 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

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

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laem Tong Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Loh Dalum Beach. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planner.

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 enough time to ride a ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phuket Town sightseeing planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough 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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