11 days in Ko Samui & Phuket Itinerary

11 days in Ko Samui & Phuket Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
— 4 nights
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Patong
Patong, Phuket
— 6 nights



— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, and don't miss a visit to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut day trip planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Bophut is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. While traveling from Doha, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bophut, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Patong, Phuket

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Explore Patong's surroundings by going to Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Napas Art Gallery (in Choeng Thale). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, look for gifts at New Era's Vienna, and get in on the family fun at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Patong vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Patong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in January, Patong is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:

Ko Samui travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.

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.