24 days in Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park & Phuket Town Itinerary

24 days in Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park & Phuket Town Itinerary

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24 days in Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park & Phuket Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  8​h
1
Bangkok
— 6 nights
train:  11​h 30​min
2
Khao Sok National Park
— 3 nights
taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Phuket Town
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Cape Town

6
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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and stop by Raja's Fashions.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok sightseeing planner .

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. In January, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

3
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
Explore Khao Sok National Park's surroundings by going to Rommanee Hot Spring (in Kapong), Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga) and Takua Pa (Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, Old Takua Pa Sunday Market, & more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khao Sok Elephant Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Khao Sok National Park vacation planning website .

You can drive from Bangkok to Khao Sok National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daily temperatures in Khao Sok National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Phuket Town on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Takua Pa, Rommanee Hot Spring, Phang Nga Elephant Park
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Koh Kho Khao Island ©
Koh Kho Khao Island
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park ©
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park

12
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.
Explore Phuket Town's surroundings by going to Patong (Jungceylon, Off-Road Tours, & more), Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Karon (Karon View Point & Karon Beach). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, get outside with Elite Fight Club Phuket, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phuket Town holiday builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khao Sok National Park to Phuket Town. In February, daily temperatures in Phuket Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Karon, Rawai, Phuket, Thalang National Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

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