12 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ko Phi Phi Don Itinerary

12 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ko Phi Phi Don Itinerary

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12 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Ko Phi Phi Don Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Karon
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + taxi + bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Atlanta

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.
The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragon. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho and browse the different shops at Terminal 21.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In August, Bangkok is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Panwa.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Karon

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bang Tao Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karon itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cape Panwa to Karon in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam, Bang Tao Beach
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Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bang Tao Beach ©
Bang Tao Beach

3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Step out of the city life by going to Ko Phi Phi Le and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Karon to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

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