8 days in Phuket, Kuala Lumpur & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Phuket, Kuala Lumpur & Cairo Itinerary

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Karon, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Cairo, Egypt
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Karon, Thailand

— 2 nights
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, get great views at Karon View Point, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Karon day trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Karon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Karon is 5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Karon to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Karon

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then wander the streets of Jalan Alor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): walk around KLCC Park, then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Getting from Karon to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 7th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then visit Islamic Cairo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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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.