12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Doha

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and then stroll through Yanui Beach.

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Doha, Qatar to Patong is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Doha to Patong, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Patong to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Yanui Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Tong Bay. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, and finally look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

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 28th (Sat): trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, then look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town online holiday planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Dao Art Gallery ©
Dao Art Gallery

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sai Daeng Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Koh Tao, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sai Daeng Beach ©
Sai Daeng Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Yuan Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, then stroll through Salad Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Chao Phao Beach, then stroll through Hat Sadet Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Hat Sadet Beach ©
Hat Sadet Beach

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.
On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), stop by Tom's Fashion, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and finally look for gifts at CM Armani.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
CM Armani ©
CM Armani

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