18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

18 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Taxi to Khao Lak
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Khao Lak
— 1 night
Taxi to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Taxi to Karon
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Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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Khao Lak

— 1 night
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Phang Nga Elephant Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Khao Lak is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 4 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Long Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don route planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Khao Lak to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

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.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and look for gifts at New Era's Vienna.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karon online route maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Karon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Mai Khao, Phuket

— 2 nights
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Phuket Elephant Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Diving Asia. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), step off the mainland to explore Phang Nga Bay., and then stop by James Bespoke Suit.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mai Khao trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Mai Khao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Bangkok

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip builder.

You can fly from Mai Khao to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Phuket travel guide

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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.