11 days in Phuket, Ko Phi Phi Don & Chiang Mai Itinerary

11 days in Phuket, Ko Phi Phi Don & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights
Taxi to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry to Krabi Town Pier, Bus to Krabi, Fly to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights


Karon, Phuket

— 4 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Bangla Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, stop by New Era's Vienna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Karon trip app.

Newark, USA to Karon is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Karon due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in Karon at 89°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don holiday tool.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Karon to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Chiang Mai

— 3 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.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Chiang Mai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in December, with lows around 64°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Phuket travel guide

Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.