12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Porto

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patong Inn Art and Big Buddha Phuket. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jungceylon and The Phuket Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Karon Beach, and look for gifts at New Valentino.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong travel planner.

Porto, Portugal to Patong is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. In October, Patong is a bit warmer than Porto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Jungceylon ©
Jungceylon
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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 5th (Sat), stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Viking Cave, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. October in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to Chatuchak Weekend Market or Tom's Fashion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel itinerary 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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 11th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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