8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
2
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok journey planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bangkok is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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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
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You've added Koh Lan (Coral Island), Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm, Alcazar Cabaret, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Lan (Coral Island), then catch an entertaining show at Tiffany's Show Pattaya, and finally make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), get outside with Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pattaya Beach, then browse the different shops at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Alcazar Cabaret.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pattaya trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nightlife Shopping
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Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Pattaya Beach ©
Pattaya Beach

2
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Phuket FantaSea, Phuket Trickeye Museum, John Gray's Sea Canoe, and other attractions. For shopping fun, head to Jungceylon or Karon Temple Market. Go for a jaunt from Phuket Town to Patong to see Patong Beach about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Phuket Kart and take in nature's colorful creations at Phuket Botanic Garden.

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Getting from Pattaya to Phuket Town by combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket FantaSea, Karon Temple Market
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John Gray's Sea Canoe ©
John Gray's Sea Canoe
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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