12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
1
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Ko Lipe

With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ko Lipe is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary planning site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta due to the time zone difference. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally Head underground at Viking Cave.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) in Chalong--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patong road trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Karon View Point, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 30th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then stroll through Haad Yao Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan road trip tool .

Getting from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut route planning tool .

You can drive from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bophut are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Chaweng Beach ©
Chaweng Beach

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