10 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
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Phuket Town, Phuket — 2 nights

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 4th (Fri): stroll through Nai Harn Beach, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khao Rang Hill View Point. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town road trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Phuket Town is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Phuket Town is 12 hours. In December, Phuket Town is much warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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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 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, head off the coast to Ko Bida Nok, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, then stroll through Loh Moo Dee Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don visit planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.
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Ko Lanta — 2 nights

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Warin Spa, stroll through Kantiang Bay, then kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip itinerary site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. December in Ko Lanta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.
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Ko Lipe — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunrise Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lipe trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. December in Ko Lipe sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.
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Krabi Town — 1 night

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).
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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.
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