8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Bangkok
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Ayutthaya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pattaya
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry:  8​h
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
Krabi Town
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
Bangkok

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), look for gifts at S.J. International, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Nana Fashions, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumpini Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok visit website

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ayutthaya.

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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Ayutthaya Historical Park, then wander the streets of Ayutthaya Ruins, then explore the activities along Chao Praya River, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Mahathat.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ayutthaya trip planner

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pattaya.

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Chao Praya River ©
Chao Praya River
Wat Mahathat ©
Wat Mahathat
Ayutthaya Historical Park ©
Ayutthaya Historical Park

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Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), then get a sense of history and politics at Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm, then admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Alcazar Cabaret.

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You can drive from Ayutthaya to Pattaya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ko Lanta.

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Alcazar Cabaret ©
Alcazar Cabaret
Art in Paradise ©
Art in Paradise

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Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, then stroll through Diamond Cliff beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Fashion Point. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Tiger Collections and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta day trip site

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Pattaya to Ko Lanta takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

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Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town
The Tiger Collections ©
The Tiger Collections

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Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Muang Beach, stop by de' MARCO Fashions, and then hike along Railay Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town visit planner

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Khlong Muang Beach ©
Khlong Muang Beach
de' MARCO Fashions ©
de' MARCO Fashions

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