12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 24th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Patong Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, then browse the exhibits of Apichart art gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find out how to plan a trip to Patong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Patong is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Patong is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Patong at 88°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then explore the activities along Maya Bay, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

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 a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Step out of the city life by going to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Woodland Muangmai in Nakhon Chai Si, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and stop by Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Woodland Muangmai
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Appreciate the collections at Lanna Traditional House Museum CMU and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai travel route builder app .

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 December, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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