40 days in Phuket & Similan Islands Itinerary

40 days in Phuket & Similan Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket International Airport, Drive to Nai Yang
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Nai Yang, Phuket
— 5 nights
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Ko Racha Yai, Phuket
— 15 nights
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive
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Karon, Phuket
— 13 nights
Drive
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Similan Islands
— 2 nights
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

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Nai Yang, Phuket

— 5 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Naiyang Beach. Head to Boat Avenue Villa Market and Unique Art Collectionfor plenty of shopping. Explore Nai Yang's surroundings by going to Sky Club Asia (in Pa Khlok) and Surin Beach (in Choeng Thale).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nai Yang road trip planning site.

Shanghai, China to Nai Yang is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Nai Yang: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Ko Racha Yai.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ko Racha Yai, Phuket

— 15 nights
You've now added Koh Racha Yai to your itinerary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ko Racha Yai trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nai Yang to Ko Racha Yai. In October, daily temperatures in Ko Racha Yai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for Mai Khao on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Ko Racha Yai

Nature · Parks
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Mai Khao, Phuket

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Mai Khao Beach to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), make a splash at Splash Jungle Waterpark. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Mai Khao Plaza, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach, then see King Power Phuket Airport, and finally play a few rounds at Blue Canyon Country Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mai Khao day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Racha Yai to Mai Khao. In October, daily temperatures in Mai Khao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Shopping

Side Trip

Karon, Phuket

— 13 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll get in some beach time at Karon Beach and Patong Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Yanui Beach and Ao Sane. Venture out of the city with trips to Central Phuket (in Wichit), Kamala (Kamala Beach, Krishna Collection, &more) and Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) (in Rawai). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through KokChang Safari Elephant Trekking, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tri Trang Beach, and look for gifts at Anthony Boutique Kata Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Karon day trip planner.

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Karon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Similan Islands.

Things to do in Karon

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Similan Islands

— 2 nights
Divers across the globe come to the Similan Islands to holiday.
On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Similan National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Similan Islands vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Karon to Similan Islands with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Similan Islands are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Similan Islands

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.