8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly + train:  19​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
Sharm El Sheikh

2
days
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 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). On the next day, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and then browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Bangkok is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Patong.

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

2
days
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Bangla Road, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get your game on at Phuket Kart. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Patong, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hunt for treasures at Sunday Night Market Walking Street - Tha Pae Gate, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai vacation trip planner.

Fly from Patong to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Patong, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sunday Night Market Walking Street - Tha Pae Gate
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas & Wellness

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