12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand travel route planner

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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Bangkok
— 3 nights
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights


Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Patong is known for shopping, beaches, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Karon View Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Patong driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Shopping

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Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:


— 3 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.
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, stop by R.Boss Bespoke, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Thailand travel guide

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.