13 days in Thailand & Cape Town Itinerary

13 days in Thailand & Cape Town Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 15 min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
End: Cape Town, South Africa

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Maha That and Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan. Get some cultural insight at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) (in Mae Klong) and Ayutthaya (Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam) & Wat Phra Sri Sanphet). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, browse the different shops at CentralWorld, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), and browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip maker.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bangkok is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Bangkok reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 14th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then look for gifts at Classic International Suits. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

2
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and then stroll through Freedom Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phuket Town holiday tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Phuket Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Phuket Town, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Freedom Beach
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Phuket 3D Museum ©
Phuket 3D Museum
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)

2
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Camp's Bay Beach and Twelve Apostles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waterford Estate and Fairview Wine and Cheese. There's more to do: stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Cape Town in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Phuket Town to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phuket Town in August, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waterford Estate, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

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