9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand sightseeing planner

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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi Town
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Lanta
— 1 night
Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Rawai
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Rawai, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive
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Khao Lak
— 1 night
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly

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Bophut, Ko Samui

— 1 night
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut day trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Bophut is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Bophut due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in January; daily highs in Bophut reach 35°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, then head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and finally get great views at Railay View Point.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bophut in January since evenings lows in Krabi Town dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Ko Lanta

— 1 night
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 10th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Lanta Animal Welfare, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Rawai, Phuket

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Mon), get great views at Promthep Cape, explore and take pictures at Nai Harn Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Karon View Point, then make a splash at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rawai planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Rawai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Rawai

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Khao Lak

— 1 night
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Khao Lak road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rawai to Khao Lak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Chiang Mai

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Khao Lak to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Khao Lak in January, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Thailand travel guide

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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.