15 days in Phuket, Khao Lak & Hong Kong Itinerary

15 days in Phuket, Khao Lak & Hong Kong Itinerary

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15 days in Phuket, Khao Lak & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Khao Lak, Thailand
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Karon, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Mai Khao, Thailand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Naiyang Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mai Khao day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Mai Khao is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mai Khao is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mai Khao, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Naiyang Beach
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Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
Spas

8
nights
Khao Lak, Thailand

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Phang Nga Elephant Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Phang Nga Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Khao Lak side-trips: Takua Pa (Tongdee Elephant Camp & Pakarang Beach), James Bond Island (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Sea Turtle Conservation Centre (in Thai Mueang). Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pak Weep Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, look for gifts at John And James Fashion, and head outdoors with Combat 360X Muay Thai and MMA.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Khao Lak online route builder .

Drive from Mai Khao to Khao Lak in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Karon.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Sea Turtle Conservation Centre, Phang Nga Elephant Park
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Pak Weep Beach ©
Pak Weep Beach
Pakarang Beach ©
Pakarang Beach

1
night
Karon, Thailand

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Find out how to plan Karon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Khao Lak to Karon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Karon

Theme Parks
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Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach ©
Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong tour builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hong Kong is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toKhao Lak.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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