Itinerary Question - Nov 2012
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jun 2, 2012 1:45 PM Last Post By: thaiwanderer
May 27, 2012 3:54 PM
Itinerary Question - Nov 2012Hi all;
My husband and I are travelling to Thailand for 14 days, from mid to end of November this year. We haven't solidified our itinerary yet, but this is what it is looking like:
Bangkok - 3 days
Chiang Mai - 2 days
8 days to go between Koh Phi Phi, Koh Muk, and Koh Lipe.
I have a feeling this might be overdoing it a bit considering the length of time we are there (14 days). Just looking for opinions on whether this is doable, and if not, what should we leave out and what should we not miss out on. Either that, or if there is a better way to organize the order of which we visit these places. We are okay with flying to/from places for quicker travel time between places. Thanks for any suggestions in advance!
May 27, 2012 4:27 PM
1The 8 days to see those 3 islands seems a little short to me. When you factor in the ferry schedules and the time to get to/from each of them I think you will lose a fair amount of time just in transit. The time in Chiang Mai also seems a little short to me for that to be very effective.
If it were me I would either drop Chiang Mai and devote those 2 extra days to whatever islands you think fits in your schedule, or alternatively put 2-3 more days into Chiang Mai, and then go to Phuket or Krabi for the rest with a day trip or overnight to Phi Phi or some variant of that.
May 28, 2012 4:24 AM
May 29, 2012 9:07 PM
3If we were to do the 4 nights in Krabi, where would be the best place to stay? Krabi town or is there a better location to base out of ? Is there a particular reason why Krabi and not to stay on an island for those 4 nights?
We have reworked our tentative plan for 4 nights in CM, 6 nights island/Krabi (undetermined as of yet..), 3 nights in Bangkok.
Thanks for all the advice - much appreciated.
Edited by: aphrosy
May 30, 2012 9:40 AM
4You probably don't want to stay in Krabi town - #5 gives some good suggestions. I would probably stay in Ao Nang as it will give you the most flexibility for any tours or anything you want to do - there are plenty of hotel options. Railay has much nicer beaches but you can only get to/from Railay by boat so if you want to do anything from there you sometimes have to factor in a boat ride back to either Krabi or Ao Nang.
Jun 2, 2012 9:27 AM
5Thanks for all the advice! Is it difficult to get around and do activities in Ao Nang? Will it be very busy in November (mid to late)?
Jun 2, 2012 1:45 PM
6Ao Nang is really easy to get around - you can pretty much walk anywhere in the town you wanted to, and/or there are plenty of tuk-tuks around that are fairly inexpensive. There are plenty of travel touts that will be able to sell you any tour packages you want to go on, or arrange activities for you. You could also hire a car or tuk-tuk to drive you around if you want something a little less structured.
It will be active in November as the high season starts to get going but not so busy that everything will be all booked up or anything like that. The peak is usually Dec/Jan so it will be working towards that.
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