12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
1
Pattaya
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kanchanaburi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
4
Patong
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
End: Bangkok

1
day
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Jomtien Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple, and then make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pattaya route maker website .

Bangkok to Pattaya is an approximately 1.5-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Pattaya

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors
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Jomtien Beach ©
Jomtien Beach
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

1
day
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua), then examine the collection at Bridge Over the River Kwai, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Rain Tree, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wat Thawornwararam.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanchanaburi online itinerary planner .

Drive from Pattaya to Kanchanaburi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua)
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Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua) ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Wat Thawornwararam ©
Wat Thawornwararam

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Wat Maha That, steep yourself in history at Historic City of Ayutthaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, delve into the distant past at Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, and then hunt for treasures at Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ayutthaya trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

2
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungceylon and Apichart art gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Big Buddha Phuket about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art, perfect your strike at SF Strike Bowl - Jungceylon, and stop by New Era's Vienna.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Patong driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ayutthaya to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Patong sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., Big Buddha Phuket, Karon View Point
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas

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 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Escape the urban bustle at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning 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 November, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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