16 days in Phuket, Ko Samui & Bangkok Itinerary

16 days in Phuket, Ko Samui & Bangkok Itinerary

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Patong, Phuket
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Bophut
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Bangkok
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Patong, Phuket

— 7 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, look for gifts at Banzaan Fresh Market, and find something for the whole family at Phuket FantaSea.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Patong sightseeing planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Patong is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Patong hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 9:

Bophut

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pick up some new knowledge with InFusion Cooking Classes And Food Tours In Koh Samui, don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Fisherman’s Village.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut road trip planning site.

You can fly from Patong to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bophut when traveling from Patong in September, with lows around 31°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Bangkok

— 3 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Baiyoke Sky Tower, and mix with locals at Songkran Festival Khao San Road.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangkok travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Bophut to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Events · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
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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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.