Most travelers will find that 11 to 12 days is perfect for a well-paced Thailand trip with stops in Phuket, Krabi, and Ko Phi Phi. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 10 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Khao Lak or Bangkok. See more ideas for Phuket, Krabi, and Ko Phi Phi itineraries below.

How many days do you need in Phuket, Krabi & Ko Phi Phi?

  • Most travelers spend 11-12 days in Phuket, Krabi, and Ko Phi Phi combined
  • Visiting Phuket, Krabi, and Ko Phi Phi in 10 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 13 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Khao Lak and Bangkok

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Recommended Itineraries for Phuket, Krabi & Ko Phi Phi

Recommended Itinerary for 12 Days

Hong islands
Take a day trip to Hong Island by speedboat while staying in Phuket
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Phuket Phuket
Day 2 Hong by Starlight Tour  Phuket
Day 3 Free Morning, Half-Day Visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket
Day 4 Zipline Tour in Phuket Phuket
Day 5 Transfer to Phi Phi, Free Time Ko Phi Phi
Day 6-7 Free Day in Ko Phi Phi Ko Phi Phi
Day 8 Transfer to Krabi, Free Time Krabi
Day 9 Explore Hong Island by Speedboat Krabi
Day 10 Private Island Picnic Lunch in Krabi Krabi
Day 11 Free Day in Krabi with Optional Tours Krabi
Day 12 Transfer to Phuket, Depart  

Relax on white sand beaches, explore tropical forests, and get away from it all on this 12-day island hopping trip. Begin in Phuket, where jagged limestone caves and deep blue lagoons meet in hidden caves. Continue to Phi Phi and Krabi to soak in the sunshine, snorkel the tropical water, and ride a zipline through the rainforest. End your trip in Loh Dalum Bay with the ultimate adventure—a full day planned by you, from a personal guide to romantic beach picnics! Read more

Extended Itineraries

1-Week Itinerary Including Bangkok

Spend a night on Ko Phi Phi and enjoy the sunset views
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Phuket, Free Day Phuket
Day 2 Visit Phang Nga Bay or James Bond Island by speed boat, Muay Thai in Phuket Phuket
Day 3 Transfer to Ko Phi Phi, Snorkeling, Swimming & Island Hopping Ko Phi Phi
Day 4 Transfer to Krabi, Explore Ao Nang Beach Krabi
Day 5 Tiger Cave, Emerald Lagoon & Hot Spring Tour Krabi
Day 6 Fly to Bangkok, Walking Tour Bangkok
Day 7 Depart Bangkok  

See the most beautiful spots in southern Thailand and settle into the rhythms of island life on this laid-back, week-long vacation. Kick off your adventure in Phuket to discover colonial architecture and white sandy beaches before being whisked away by a speedboat to explore Phang Nga Bay's small islands and caves. Visit hidden coves as you island hop around Ko Phi Phi and snorkel in crystal-clear water, then end with a dose of culture in Bangkok with a tour of the capital's key temples and palaces. Read more

13-Day Itinerary Including Khao Lak

Take a break from the beach and explore Phuket's colorful Old Town
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Krabi, Free Time Krabi
Day 2 Visit Jungle Hot Springs: Crystal Pool, Tiger Cave Temple & Wareerak Hot spring Krabi
Day 3 Visit Hong Island by Longtail Boat, Kayaking at Ao Thalane Krabi
Day 4 Transfer to Ko Phi Phi, Free Day Ko Phi Phi
Day 5 Free Day in Ko Phi Phi Ko Phi Phi
Day 6 Transfer to Phuket, Siam Niramit Show Phuket with Dinner Phuket
Day 7 John Gray's Sea Canoe Tour, Hong by Starlight Tour Phuket
Day 8 Free Morning, Half-Day Visit to the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park Phuket
Day 9 Explore Phuket Old Town & the Peranakan Food Trail Phuket
Day 10 Transfer to Khao Lak, Dolphin Cruise Sunset Khao Lak
Day 11 Full-Day Off-Road Safari in Khao Lak Khao Lak
Day 12 Similan Island Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat Khao Lak
Day 13 Transfer to Phuket, Depart  

If your idea of a perfect vacation is warm weather, idyllic beaches, and remote islands, then southern Thailand's Andaman Coast delivers. This leisurely 13-day itinerary hops between the mainland and islands of southern Thailand, spending time on the gorgeous beaches of Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, and Khao Lak. But it's not all just lounging on white sand licked by turquoise seas: you'll have the chance to kayak through mangroves, play with elephants, and take an off-road adventure tour. Read more


Map of Phuket, Krabi & Ko Phi Phi: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Phuket, Krabi & Ko Phi Phi: Best Itinerary Ideas