8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  25​h
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
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 14th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach, stop by Dress Men Fashion, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Patong visit site .

Newark, USA to Patong is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Patong. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in Patong hover around 91°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

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 16th (Sun): Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then head off the coast to Mosquito Island, and finally stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary builder .

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 February, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Diving
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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