10 days in Thailand Itinerary

10 days in Thailand Itinerary

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10 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Ko Chang
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 day
+2
ferry + foot + ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 day
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok planner .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 88°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Chang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
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 13th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Klong Plu Waterfall, then stroll through Khlong Prao Beach, then stroll through Wai Chaek Beach, and finally kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Chang trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Chang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall

1
day
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, then head off the coast to Poda Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Chang to Krabi Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tup Island ©
Tup Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

1
day
Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe ©
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 16th (Thu), get outside with Sunrise Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head off the coast to Ko Lipe.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ko Lipe travel itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe ©
Ko Lipe

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don vacation planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, then kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Patong driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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