16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket International Airport, Drive to Mai Khao
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Mai Khao, Phuket
Drive
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Karon, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive
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Krabi Town
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Pattaya
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Pattaya
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Mai Khao, Phuket

The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mai Khao road trip site.

New Delhi, India to Mai Khao is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Mai Khao. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Mai Khao to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Karon, Phuket

— 1 night
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
On the 12th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Sea Bees Diving - Chalong, and then get great views at Karon View Point.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Karon road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mai Khao to Karon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Karon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Karon

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

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Krabi Town

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Long Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Railay View Point and Massage Corner. Step out of Krabi Town to go to Ko Lanta and see Lanta Klong Nin Beach, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, stop by Alex's Fashion, see some colorful creatures with Sawasdee Divers Krabi, and Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

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Getting from Karon to Krabi Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Bophut

— 3 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maenam Beach and Wat Plai Laem. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, indulge in some personalized pampering at D's SPA, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Krabi Town to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December in Bophut, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Ko Pha Ngan

— 3 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haad Yao Beach and Spas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Mae Haad Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Rin, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Pattaya.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
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Pattaya

— 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 23rd (Thu), get in on the family fun at Upside Down Pattaya, kick back and relax at Sai Kaew Beach, and then look for gifts at Isan Flowers. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Sabaii Massage, kick back and relax at Jomtien Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Pattaya.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Pattaya holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Pattaya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, Pattaya is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

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Traveling by shuttle from Pattaya to Bangkok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Phuket travel guide

3.9
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.

Ko Samui travel guide

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Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.