11 days in Shanghai & Phuket Itinerary

11 days in Shanghai & Phuket Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
Fly:
21​h 30​min
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:
8​h
Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:
24​h
Los Angeles, United States

3
days
Shanghai, China

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and take an in-depth tour of Shanghai History Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Shanghai, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 90°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Shanghai

Sightseeing Museums Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
days
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Andys Scuba Diving Phuket. Take a break from Karon with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kamala, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Phromthep Cape, make a splash at Surf House, enjoy some diversion at Nai Harn Gym, and hunt for treasures at Naka Market.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Karon itinerary builder.

Getting from Shanghai to Karon by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Karon. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Karon

Tours Adventure Sightseeing

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, Phuket Town, Scuba & Snorkeling, Phuket Big Buddha
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Phromthep Cape
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Mai Khao, Thailand

The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mai Khao Beach, then kick back and relax at Nai Yang Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mai Khao trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Karon to Mai Khao in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mai Khao can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Beaches Wildlife Areas

Side Trips

Thalang District, Mai Khao Beach
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Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Nai Yang Beach
Mai Khao Beach

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