18 days in Karon, Ko Lanta & Bangkok Itinerary

18 days in Karon, Ko Lanta & Bangkok Itinerary

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18 days in Karon, Ko Lanta & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Karon
— 8 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ko Lanta
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Qingdao

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Phang Nga Bay.. Take a break from Karon with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Patong, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon road trip planner.

Qingdao, China to Karon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Karon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Big Buddha Phuket, Phang Nga Bay.
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

4
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lanta Klong Nin Beach. Visit Long Beach and Khlong Dao Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, look for gifts at World Fashion Suits, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Koh Lanta National Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ko Lanta day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Karon to Ko Lanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, wander the streets of Khao San Road, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and delve into the distant past at Wat Pho.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Lanta to Bangkok takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Spas

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