14 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

14 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand travel route planner
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— 7 nights
Mai Khao, Phuket
— 1 night
Ko He, Phuket
— 1 night
Karon, Phuket
— 4 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Kuala Lumpur


Bangkok — 7 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Suthat and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre (in Kanchanaburi) and Ayutthaya (Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise Bangkok, see the interesting displays at Siriraj Medical Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Raja's Fashions.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bangkok is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mai Khao.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Mai Khao, Phuket — 1 night

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 21st (Tue): look for gifts at James Bespoke Suit, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mai Khao trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Bangkok to Mai Khao by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko He.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Ko He, Phuket — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): head off the coast to Coral Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ko He trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mai Khao to Ko He. In December, daytime highs in Ko He are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karon.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Yanui Beach and Bang Tao Beach. Explore Karon's surroundings by going to Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai) and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park (in Choeng Thale). Next up on the itinerary: make a short side trip with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Karon Viewpoint, and make a splash at Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Karon sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Ko He to Karon with the Route module. December in Karon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Phuket travel guide

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.