9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Perth

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then stroll through Railay Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Krabi Town is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Perth to Krabi Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally kick back and relax at Bottle Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Spas

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.
On the 17th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in January, Bangkok is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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