4 days in Abu Dhabi, Phuket & Ko Samui Itinerary

4 days in Abu Dhabi, Phuket & Ko Samui Itinerary

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4 days in Abu Dhabi, Phuket & Ko Samui Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
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Karon, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Bophut, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Qasr Al Hosn.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi trip site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. In July in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 50°C during the day and 37°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites Museums
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, then make a trip to Patong Beach, then stop by BS Fashion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get your game on at Phuket Kart, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Karon vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Karon takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Indochina Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, you will find days in Karon are cooler (36°C), and nights are little chillier (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town
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Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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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 15th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planner .

Getting from Karon to Bophut by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

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