5 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

5 days in Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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— 1 night
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 3 nights



— 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok road trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bangkok is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 3 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Phuket Town side-trips: Wat Mongkol Wararam (in Nai Yang) and Ao Phang Nga National Park (James Bond Island & Phang Nga Bay.). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, discover the deep blue sea with No Gravity Dive Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at NARA Massage & Spa Phuket, and take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong).

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Phuket Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Phuket travel guide

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.