18 days in Phuket, Ko Phi Phi Don & Ko Samui Itinerary

18 days in Phuket, Ko Phi Phi Don & Ko Samui Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Patong
— 3 nights
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
3
Bophut
— 8 nights

3
nights
Patong

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Do your shopping at Nordic Fashion and Jungceylon. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patong Beach and Yanui Beach. Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and look for gifts at Aussie Tailor.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Patong route maker app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Patong due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Patong reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yanui Beach, Nordic Fashion, Big Buddha Phuket
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Yanui Beach ©
Yanui Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Zipline

4
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Long Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loh Lana Bay and Viking Cave. There's much more to do: stroll through Ao Ton Sai, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, and look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip maker tool.

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by ferry takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

8
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bring the kids along to Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Choeng Mon Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Plai Laem and Laem Sor Pagoda. Change things up with a short trip to Buddha’s Footprint Temple in Na Mueang (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk), stroll through Namuang Safari Park, and visit Fisherman’s Village.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bophut driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Mae Nam, Hua Thanon Beach, Buddha’s Footprint Temple
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Scuba & Snorkeling
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach

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