8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  4​h
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Khao Yai National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pattaya
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h
5
Koh Tao
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok online route builder .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Bangkok is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kathmandu to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Khao Yai National Park.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park ©
The oldest national park in Thailand--and a World Heritage Site to boot--Khao Yai National Park impresses visitors with its waterfalls, mountainous terrain, and abundant monsoon forest.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

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You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Khao Yai National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Khao Yai National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khao Yai National Park
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Khao Yai National Park ©
Khao Yai National Park

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and then have some family-friendly fun at Ripley's World Pattaya.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pattaya planning site .

You can drive from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pattaya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Fun & Games
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Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai route tool .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koh Tao road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Koh Tao. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 25th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Patong Beach, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Patong vacation website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Patong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Koh Tao in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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