9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Krabi Town
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patong Beach and Football Crazy Golf - Phuket. There's still lots to do: stroll through Karon Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Patong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

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 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

Discover how to plan a Krabi Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Patong to Krabi Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
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 21st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, then identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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