12 days in Phuket, Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

12 days in Phuket, Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

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12 days in Phuket, Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + bus:  16​h
1
Phuket Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Patong
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Muscat

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ATV Phuket Tours as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Hill and then see ATV Phuket Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phuket Town travel itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Phuket Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Phuket Town. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Muscat in January: high temperatures in Phuket Town hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Monkey Hill ©
Monkey Hill

3
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Kata Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Nai Harn to see Nai Harn Beach about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and make a trip to Bangla Road.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patong travel itinerary creator.

Patong is just a stone's throw from Phuket Town. January in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Three Kings Monument, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in January, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Zipline
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas & Wellness

3
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.
The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex and Chao Phraya River. Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Bang Saen Beach in Chonburi--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bang Saen Beach, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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