9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Phuket Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Bang Saen Beach in Chonburi, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok vacation planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Bangkok is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

3
nights
Phuket Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, examine the collection at Phuket Thaihua Museum, then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery & Restaurant. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bang Tao Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phuket Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Phuket Town reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bang Tao Beach
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Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Explore hidden gems such as Chatuchak Flower Market and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phanan Choeng and Khao San Road. Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. See some other sides of Bangkok: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, and catch an entertaining show at Checkinn99.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok road trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon ©
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan ©
Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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