12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Phuket International Airport, Drive to Rawai
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Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Taxi to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Fly to Trat, Drive to Ao Thammachat Pier, Ferry to Ko Chang, Drive to Ko Chang
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Ko Chang
— 1 night
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Drive to Ko Chang, Ferry to Ao Thammachat Pier, Drive to Trat, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Rawai, Phuket

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Casa Di Moda The Fashion House, 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 23rd (Sun): get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), enjoy the sand and surf at Rawai Beach, and then get great views at Nai Harn Beach.

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Newark, USA to Rawai is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rawai is 12 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Rawai at 88°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Rawai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, Head underground at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nui Beach and then head off the coast to Bamboo Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rawai to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Ko Lanta

— 2 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 26th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at FashionPoint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, then stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Klong Nin Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Ko Chang

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Por Koh Chang Shrine. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Klong Plu Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Wai Chaek Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Prao Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Chang online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Ko Lanta to Ko Chang takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, bus, and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally steep yourself in history at Ancient City.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip tool.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Ko Chang to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.