12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand itinerary planner

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to New York City

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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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai planner.

New York City, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Chiang Mai. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 93°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Jim Thompson House. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then look for gifts at The Suit Sai Fashion, and finally do sightseeing at your own pace with Rent A Scooter Bangkok.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online travel route planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Choeng Thale and see Napas Art Gallery, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Patong sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Patong sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Koh Tao

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao road trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. July in Koh Tao sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
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.