12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand Trip Planner

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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 day
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Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Lumpini Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok tour planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Bangkok is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lahore in October since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Chiang Mai

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 day
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Fisherman’s Village, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, then look for gifts at Nicky Fashion, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at The Thai Experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bophut road trip planning website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Patong, Phuket

— 1 night
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, then buy something for everyone on your list at Instyle Bespoke Tailors, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patong online attractions planner.

You can fly from Bophut to Patong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in October, Patong is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Loh Dalum Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then head off the coast to Mosquito Island, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally stop by Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip site.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.