12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Pattaya
— 1 night
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
6
Bangkok
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, stop by Aussie Tailor, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Patong vacation planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Patong is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Patong is 1.5 hours. In December, Patong is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Spas

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Blanco Travel and Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a short side trip with Blanco Travel and Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
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 6th (Fri): stop by Milano Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai visit planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Chiang Mai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Valley Thailand, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Huay Pla Kang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online attractions planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with highs in Chiang Rai at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You've now added Tiger Park Pattaya to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and then make a trip to The Sanctuary Of Truth. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple, head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then get to know the resident critters at Tiger Park Pattaya.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Rai to Pattaya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Rai in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Pattaya: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn

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.
You've now added Black Cabin Bar to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market and then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planning tool.

Take a shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

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