8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Bangkok — 2 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, explore the wide array of goods at Steve & James, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Chiang Mai — 2 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Patong.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by New Era's Vienna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planning app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.
Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Koh Tao — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Thailand travel guide

3.7
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.