60 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip maker
Make it your trip
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
1
Karon, Phuket
— 20 nights
Drive
2
Mai Khao, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Bangkok
— 34 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Karon, Phuket — 20 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Get out of town with these interesting Karon side-trips: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices (in Patong), Choeng Thale (Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Napas Art Gallery, &more) and Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

Plan my trip to Karon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Dublin, Ireland to Karon is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Karon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Dublin in April: high temperatures in Karon hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mai Khao.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 11:

Mai Khao, Phuket — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Mai Khao to Pa Khlok to see Phuket Elephant Park about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), get great views at Takeoff Landing, stop by James Bespoke Suit, and kick back and relax at Mai Khao Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mai Khao road trip planner.

You can drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Bangkok — 34 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Samut Prakan (Wat Asokaram & Ancient City), Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more) and Na Chom Thian (Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden & Upside Down Pattaya). Spend the 29th (Sun) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok itinerary planner.

Getting from Mai Khao to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mai Khao in May; daily highs in Bangkok reach 41°C and lows reach 32°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 15 — Jun 18:

Phuket travel guide

4.1
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.
more