18 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

18 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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1
Bangkok
— 7 nights
2
Phuket Town
— 6 nights
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights

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.
Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and don't miss a visit to Wat Pho.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Phoenix to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Phoenix in May since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

6
nights
Phuket Town

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Karon Beach (in Karon Beach), Green Elephant Sanctuary Park (in Choeng Thale) and Patong (Spas, Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), experience rural life at Big Bee Farm, and get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phuket Town trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Phuket Town reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Karon, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Worrachettharam, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more). Enjoy Bangkok some more: get to know the resident critters at Safari World, enjoy breathtaking views from Baiyoke Sky Tower, walk around Lumpini Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at CentralWorld.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route maker.

You can fly from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phuket Town in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bangkok: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Safari World ©
Safari World
Harmenstone - Siam Center ©
Harmenstone - Siam Center
Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok

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