18 days in Phuket & Bengaluru Itinerary

18 days in Phuket & Bengaluru Itinerary

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18 days in Phuket & Bengaluru Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  31​h
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Karon, Thailand
— 4 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Bengaluru, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  33​h
Chicago, United States

3
days
Mai Khao, Thailand

Mai Khao ©
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Mon) at Splash Jungle Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, enjoy the sand and surf at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, stroll through Nai Yang Beach, and don't miss a visit to Nai Thon Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mai Khao vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Mai Khao is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Mai Khao. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Mai Khao reach 88°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Patong Beach, get great views at Nai Harn Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Nai Harn Beach, Phromthep Cape, Phuket Big Buddha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

7
days
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Get out of town with these interesting Bengaluru side-trips: Savandurga (in Dabguli), Shivagange (in Dabaspete) and Nandi Hills (in Chikkaballapur). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Karon to Bengaluru in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Karon in December; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nandi Hills, Shivagange, Savandurga
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Savandurga ©
Savandurga

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