9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Patong
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Wat Ratchaburana Ratchaworawihan, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then steep yourself in history at East Asiatique Building, then pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Upper Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Intharawihan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pathum Wanaram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Hua Lumphong.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangkok is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Bangkok, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas
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The Upper Terrace ©
The Upper Terrace
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

2
nights
Chiang Mai

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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat San Pa Yang Luang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Buppharam, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then admire the natural beauty at Chabaprai Massage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkchat Meditation Retreat.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip planning tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Lamphun
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Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut) ©
Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut)
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai ©
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
Wat Buppharam ©
Wat Buppharam

2
nights
Bophut

Bophut
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 1st (Wed), stroll through Paradise Park Farm, don't miss a visit to Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Namuang Safari Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple, then kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, and finally don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut tour builder .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bophut, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Chinese Temple
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple
Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) ©
Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk)

2
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jui Tui Shrine, and then see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yanui Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Patong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Yanui Beach, Karon View Point
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Zipline

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