9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry to Krabi Town Pier, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Bangkok

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.
On the 14th (Tue), get great views at Wat Saket, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and finally browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bangkok online day trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bangkok is 7 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, stop by Suit Master, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Beaches

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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 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, and finally Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then kick back and relax at Nui Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Chiang Mai in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Classes

Side Trip

Thailand travel guide

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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.