22 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket Itinerary

22 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok
— 7 nights
2
Pattaya
— 5 nights
3
Karon
— 6 nights
4
Nai Yang
— 2 nights

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bangkok online sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Bangkok. In December, Bangkok is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Take a break from Pattaya with a short trip to Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden in Na Chom Thian, about 42 minutes away. On the 3rd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple, get your game on at Laser Battle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Pattaya.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pattaya journey planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Pattaya sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Underwater World Pattaya
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

6
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with KUDO Beach Club, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and stroll through Kata Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Karon road trip site.

Fly from Pattaya to Karon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Karon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nai Yang.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

2
nights
Nai Yang

Nai Yang ©
On the 11th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Takeoff Landing, thenexplore the galleries of Napas Art Gallery, thenhead outdoors with Sky Club Asia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP).

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nai Yang trip planner.

You can drive from Karon to Nai Yang in 1.5 hours. In January in Nai Yang, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nai Yang

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sky Club Asia, Takeoff Landing, Nai Thon Beach, Napas Art Gallery, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Sky Club Asia ©
Sky Club Asia
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Takeoff Landing
Takeoff Landing

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