12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  25​h
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
Bangkok
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
Newark

2
days
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Casa Di Moda, then stroll through Freedom Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chalong, enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, then stroll through Nai Harn Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Promthep Cape Light House.

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Newark, USA to Rawai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rawai is 12 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Rawai: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong, Wat Chalong, Casa Di Moda, Promthep Cape Light House
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
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Nai Harn Beach

2
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach

2
days
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 26th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Fashion Point, then stroll through Long Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

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Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

2
days
Ko Chang

Ko Chang means "Elephant Island" and, though elephants are not indigenous to the island, visitors certainly see plenty of them on tours of protected reserves.
On the 28th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine, and finally take a stroll around Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wai Chaek Beach, and then stroll through Khlong Prao Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Chang online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ko Lanta to Ko Chang. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach

1
day
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.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ancient City.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Ko Chang to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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