12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  23​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Lagos

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.
Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Doi Suthep and see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai attractions tool .

Lagos, Nigeria to Chiang Mai is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lagos to Chiang Mai. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lagos in December; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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.
Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Maha That, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bangkok route website .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 31st (Tue), kick back and relax at Patong Beach, stop by Dress Men Fashion, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Spas

Side Trip

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

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