9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Town Itinerary

9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Town Itinerary

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9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Town Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Phuket Town
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Newark

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Bangkok reach 92°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Patong (Scuba & Snorkeling, Bangla Road, & more) and Karon Beach (in Karon). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, get your game on at Phuket Kart, and try out the rides at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phuket Town travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patong, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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