13 days in Chiang Mai, Krabi Town & Phuket Itinerary

13 days in Chiang Mai, Krabi Town & Phuket Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly to Krabi, Bus to Krabi Town
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Brussels


Chiang Mai — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visiting Doi Inthanon and Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Kukut in Lamphun (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, and steep yourself in history at Ban Hmong Mae Sa Mai.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Side Trips
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Krabi Town — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Step out of the city life by going to Railay Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Phang Nga Bay. and Krabi Exotic Decor. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, get great views at Railay View Point, and head off the coast to Poda Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krabi Town itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karon.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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Karon, Phuket — 4 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and Promthep Cape. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), stop by Niphon's Rich Collection, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Karon day trip website.

You can drive from Krabi Town to Karon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Karon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Phuket travel guide

Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.