9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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9 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Nai Yang
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Karon
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Bangkok
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market), contemplate the waterfront views at Klongs, then see the interesting displays at Chatuchak Flower Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Ancient City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), then stop by Tom's Fashion, and finally wander the streets of Sukhumvit.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Houston, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Bangkok is 13 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ancient City
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Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Ancient City ©
Ancient City
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion

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nights
Nai Yang

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stop by James Bespoke Suit, then buy something for everyone on your list at Boat Avenue Villa Market, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Nai Thon Beach, stop by Jasmin Fashion, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then view the masterpieces at Napas Art Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nai Yang tour itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Nai Yang with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Karon.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Choeng Thale, Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Thon Beach ©
Nai Thon Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Karon

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Lemongrass House Karon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Karon trip planner.

Getting from Nai Yang to Karon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Karon

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai Beach
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Naka Market ©
Naka Market
Rawai Beach
Rawai Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum

1
day
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), and then stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bangkok online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train from Karon to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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