9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h
1
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
4
Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
6
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Sydney

1
night
Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bophut route planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Bophut is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Bophut. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Salad Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner.

You can fly from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Shopping
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krabi Town to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In December in Ko Lipe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sunrise Beach ©
Sunrise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Lipe
Ko Lipe

1
night
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta tour planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Lanta due to the time zone difference. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Freedom Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phuket Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Phuket Town in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Freedom Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Nai Harn Beach
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

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