10 days in Ko Phi Phi Don, Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

10 days in Ko Phi Phi Don, Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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10 days in Ko Phi Phi Don, Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  26​h
1
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Moo Dee Beach, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

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Chicago, USA to Ko Phi Phi Don is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Ko Phi Phi Don due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Ko Phi Phi Don to be warmer, temps between 88°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Loh Moo Dee Beach
Loh Moo Dee Beach

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Zipline. There's still lots to do: stop by Best Armani Collection International.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

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Zipline
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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