12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

San Francisco
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  22​h
Ko Lanta
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h
San Francisco

2
days
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Cliff beach. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Lanta Animal Welfare, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally stop by The Tiger Collections.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Ko Lanta is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Ko Lanta to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
The Tiger Collections ©
The Tiger Collections

2
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

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 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes an hour. In July in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach

1
day
Rawai, Phuket

Rawai ©
A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chalong, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get great views at Karon View Point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nai Harn Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rawai trip planner .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Rawai by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Rawai

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Wat Chalong
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Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
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Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point

2
days
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Haad Yuan Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Rawai to Ko Pha Ngan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Haad Yuan Beach ©
Haad Yuan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maenam Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach. Visit Lamai Beach and Chaweng Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem and look for gifts at Dao Siam Cosmetics.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut day trip planning site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by combination of bus and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Chaweng Noi Beach ©
Chaweng Noi Beach
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem

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