12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20 h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
2
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok is 15 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Bangkok at 90°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laem Thian and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in October, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, then stop by Aussie Tailor, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, then stop by Dress Men Fashion, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Patong online trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, Patong is little chillier at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chiang Mai, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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