10 days in Thailand Itinerary

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


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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Valentino Haute Couture, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Khao Rang Hill View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally enjoy some diversion at Football Crazy Golf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Phuket Town trip tool.

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. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Phuket Town hover around 88°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to 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 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ko Bida Nok, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Baan Sabai Thai Massage, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Phuket Town to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a 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.
On the 30th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at Ko Ha Yai, stroll through Lanta Klong Nin Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Phra Ae Beach, and finally look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Lanta online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunrise Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Lipe trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the 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.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Krabi Town trip maker.

Ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ko Lipe in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krabi Town, with lows of 72°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.