8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Krabi Town
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and finally see the interesting displays at Wat Sangkhathan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, Bangkok is little chillier than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wat Sangkhathan
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and then browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Dao Art Gallery ©
Dao Art Gallery

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 16th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Karon Beach for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or Apichart art gallery. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of The Phuket Gallery, look for gifts at New Valentino, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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