12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Karon
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Durban


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2
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Park Mini Golf, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Patong Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Karon attractions planner.

Durban, South Africa to Karon is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durban to Karon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durban in August; daily highs in Karon reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
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.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, classes, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Lana Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Karon to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stroll through Railay Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Dao Art Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Alex's Fashion ©
Alex's Fashion

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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