56 days in Phuket, Ko Samui & Bangkok Itinerary

56 days in Phuket, Ko Samui & Bangkok Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Phuket
— 13 nights
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Ko He, Phuket
— 1 night
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Nai Yang, Phuket
— 4 nights
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Bophut
— 11 nights
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Bangkok
— 26 nights
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Karon, Phuket

— 13 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karon: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices (in Patong) and Choeng Thale (Green Elephant Sanctuary Park & Napas Art Gallery). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Patong Beach, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Karon driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Karon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Karon at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko He.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 9:

Ko He, Phuket

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head off the coast to Coral Island and then kick back and relax at Banana Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko He sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karon to Ko He. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Ko He

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Nai Yang, Phuket

— 4 nights
Nai Yang is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Paradise Diving Asia, enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Thon Beach, stroll through Phuket Elephant Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Wellness Retreat.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nai Yang day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ko He to Nai Yang with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Bophut

— 11 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bophut: Taling Ngam (Taling Ngam Muay Thai & Wat Khao Chedi), Maret (Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), The Orthodox Church, &more) and Pha Jun Jaras Viewpoint (in Ang Thong). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, indulge in some personalized pampering at Anodas Spa, stroll through Chaweng Beach, and cool off at High Park Samui.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bophut travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nai Yang to Bophut takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 25:

Bangkok

— 26 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more), IMPACT Speed Park (in Pak Kret) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). Spend the 15th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip planning website.

Getting from Bophut to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Bophut in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 20:

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.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.