12 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Phuket Itinerary

12 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Phuket Itinerary

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12 days in Bangkok, Ko Samui & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
2
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Patong
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles


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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.
The Grand Palace and Chinatown - Bangkok are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wat Pho and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Bangkok Fashion Center, walk around Lumpini Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok visit planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Bangkok, with highs around 91°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, stop by Boss International Suits, and then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bophut are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

3
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
For shopping fun, head to Armani Fashion or Karon View Point. We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Patong journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Karon View Point
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Suit Fitter Phuket ©
Suit Fitter Phuket

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pak Nam, then stop by Rajawongse Clothier, then surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Siam Paragon and then take a stroll through Soi Cowboy.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

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