14 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

14 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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14 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + Bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Karon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mai Khao
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sofia

4
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Buddha Phuket and Patong Inn Art. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kata Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Patong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, stroll through Karon Beach, and explore the galleries of Apichart art gallery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Karon online travel route builder .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Karon is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sofia to Karon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sofia in January; daily highs in Karon reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

1
night
Mai Khao

Mai Khao ©
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 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nai Thon Beach, and finally stroll through Mai Khao Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mai Khao road trip planning app .

You can drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Naiyang Beach
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The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

7
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.
Wat Pho and Ancient City will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jim Thompson House and Chan Kasem National Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Don Wai Floating Market (in Sam Phran), Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That, Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, & more) and Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mai Khao to Bangkok. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Woodland Muangmai, Don Wai Floating Market, Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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