60 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

60 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Bus to Karon
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Karon, Phuket
— 21 nights
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 4 nights
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Bangkok
— 33 nights
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Karon, Phuket — 21 nights

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karon: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices (in Patong), Kamala Beach (in Kamala) and Choeng Thale (Napas Art Gallery, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and make a trip to Bangla Road.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Karon route maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Karon is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Karon is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in April, with highs in Karon at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mai Khao.
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Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 20:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Phuket Elephant Park in Pa Khlok (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), discover the deep blue sea with Paradise Diving Asia, enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, and get outside with Sky Club Asia.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mai Khao journey site.

You can drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Bangkok — 33 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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more), Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (in Na Chom Thian) and Samut Prakan (Wat Asokaram, Ancient City, &more). Spend the 11th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Safari World. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mai Khao to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Mai Khao in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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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.
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