9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
2
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Taxi to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Ko Lanta
— 3 nights
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Fly to London Heathrow

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Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then look for gifts at R.Boss Bespoke, and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, Krabi Town is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Ko Lanta

— 3 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at The Boss Collection, kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, and finally boost your wellbeing at Warin Spa. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ko Lanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.