32 days in Surat Thani Province Itinerary

32 days in Surat Thani Province Itinerary

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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 8 nights
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Drive to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier, Ferry to Don Sak Pier, Drive to Surat Thani
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Surat Thani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chaiya
— 1 night
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Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Bus
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Koh Tao
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 9 nights
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Ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Karachi

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Bophut, Ko Samui

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chaweng Beach and Maenam Beach. Get some cultural insight at Wat Plai Laem and Secret Buddha Garden. Explore Bophut's surroundings by going to Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) (in Maret), Lamai Sunday Nightmarket (in Lamai Beach) and Lipa Noi Beach (in Lipa Noi). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Classic International Suits, enjoy the sand and surf at Lamai Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Na Mueang-1 Waterfall, and stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bophut visit planning website.

Karachi, Pakistan to Bophut is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Surat Thani

Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khao Sok National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Nakwaree Shooting Range, then hunt for treasures at Pra Cha Rat Floating Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Surat Thani trip builder app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bophut to Surat Thani in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bophut in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Surat Thani, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chaiya.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

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Chaiya

Chaiya is a district and town in Surat Thani Province in southern Thailand. On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Suan Mokkh Moklaphalaram Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya, then examine the collection at Chaiya National Museum, and finally cruise along Laem Pho.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chaiya trip app.

You can drive from Surat Thani to Chaiya in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Chaiya are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Chaiya

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Ang Thong, Ko Samui

As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Escape the urban bustle at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park and Ko Wua Talap Island. There's more to do: head outdoors with Ko Mae Ko and take a leisurely stroll along Nathon Pier.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ang Thong trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chaiya to Ang Thong with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Ang Thong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Koh Tao

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
We've included these beaches for you: Sai Nuan Beach and Sairee Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan, get great views at Mango Viewpoint, explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao vacation site.

You can take a bus from Ang Thong to Koh Tao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visit Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Salad Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Than Sadet Waterfall National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, stroll through Ao Chaloklum Bay, and kick back and relax at Leela Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Surat Thani Province travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
The gateway to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Surat Thani Province remains largely unexplored by foreign tourists, despite its centuries-long history and abundance of natural attractions. International travelers who do venture here enjoy sightseeing in Surat Thani Province at their own pace, taking in the "real" Thailand--a section of the country that remains mostly unspoiled by commercial tourism. Add the area's national parks to your Surat Thani itinerary for a chance to trek through lush evergreen forests known for their wildlife, waterfalls, and hot springs. Though they offer plenty of modern amenities, the three main islands in the gulf are remote and wild enough for serious adventurers, featuring rugged slopes covered in virgin rainforests.