8 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

8 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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8 days in Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h
Patong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Bangkok
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
Johannesburg

4
days
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Freedom Beach and Rawai Beach. Do your shopping at Instyle Fashion and CentralFestival Phuket. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Phromthep Cape (in Rawai) and Wat Chalong (Chaithararam Temple) (in Phuket Town). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get great views at Karon View Point, look for gifts at Casa Di Moda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong vacation builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Patong hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Rawai, Phuket Town, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Freedom Beach
Rawai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then browse the different shops at CentralWorld, and then hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho

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