10 days in Ao Phang Nga National Park & Phuket Itinerary

10 days in Ao Phang Nga National Park & Phuket Itinerary

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10 days in Ao Phang Nga National Park & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Ao Phang Nga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Patong
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Ao Phang Nga National Park

Ao Phang Nga National Park ©
A rugged and varied coastal environment characterizes Ao Phang Nga National Park.
James Bond Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple), then take some stellar pictures from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Phang Nga Bay, and finally step off the mainland to explore James Bond Island. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Khai Island, then kick back and relax at Natai Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Ao Phang-nga National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ao Phang Nga National Park online itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ao Phang Nga National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Indochina Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Ao Phang Nga National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Patong.

Things to do in Ao Phang Nga National Park

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple), Natai Beach
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James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island
Ao Phang-nga National Park ©
Ao Phang-nga National Park
Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple) ©
Wat Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple)

6
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Freedom Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Rawai Beach (in Rawai). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), look for gifts at Suit Fitter Phuket, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Patong route planner .

Getting from Ao Phang Nga National Park to Patong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Patong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Rawai, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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