12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
2
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Wat Maha That. Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) and Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan & Wat Worrachettharam). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Bangkok to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao road trip site.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In August in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Ao Chaloklum Bay. Visiting Ao Plai Laem and Haad Yao Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then look for gifts at P & C Jewelry, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Karon View Point, then tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., then kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Patong, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., Big Buddha Phuket
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir
Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir

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