12 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket Itinerary

12 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket Itinerary

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12 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
2
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Patong
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
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 historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online travel route planner .

Kansas City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Bangkok is 13 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 91°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), head off the coast to Koh Lan (Coral Island), and then make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Pattaya and then have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip app .

Drive from Bangkok to Pattaya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Underwater World Pattaya
Highlights from your plan
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
Underwater World Pattaya ©
Underwater World Pattaya
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

4
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Phuket Big Buddha in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bangla Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get your game on at Phuket Kart, and kick back and relax at Karon Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Patong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Big Buddha Phuket
Highlights from your plan
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

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