Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 1 day
End: Cairo, Egypt
Sun, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 21
— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach. On your second day here, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planner.
Cairo, Egypt to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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— 1 day
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary planning site.
Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, Ko Phi Phi Don is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Patong.
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— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong travel route tool.
Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong takes 3 hours. September in Patong sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
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— 1 day
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, then admire the landmark architecture of Cairo Citadel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.
You can fly from Patong to Cairo in 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Patong in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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