13 days in Singapore, Phuket Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

13 days in Singapore, Phuket Town & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights


Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 13th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Gardens by the Bay and then take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo.

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New York City, USA to Singapore is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 13 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Singapore reach 88°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Phuket Town, Thailand

— 5 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phuket Town: Karon Beach (in Karon Beach), Surf House Phuket - Kata Beach (in Kata Beach) and Patong (New Era's Vienna, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, and take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Phuket Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Phuket Town is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, take a stroll through Chinatown, and stop by Happy Creations.

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Getting from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phuket Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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