8 days in Phuket, Pattaya & Bangkok Itinerary

8 days in Phuket, Pattaya & Bangkok Itinerary

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8 days in Phuket, Pattaya & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Karon
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Pattaya
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Karon Beach and Kata Beach. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, make a trip to Bangla Road, and view the masterpieces at Patong Inn Art.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Karon online travel route planner .

Chennai, India to Karon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chennai to Karon. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Karon to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Patong
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien), then admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), then explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Karon to Pattaya in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Museums
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Art in Paradise Pattaya ©
Art in Paradise Pattaya
Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien) ©
Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien)

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary maker .

Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Chatuchak Weekend Market
Spas
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Siam Paragon

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