8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then stroll through Nai Harn Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, stop by New Valentino, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Patong travel site .

Chennai, India to Patong is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Patong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Karon View Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by The Boss Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Lanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

1
night
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 4th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok, then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

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.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and finally look for gifts at Classic International Suits.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bophut trip tool .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip site .

Getting from Bophut to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bophut in December, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour builder app .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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