26 days in Phuket & Colombo Itinerary

26 days in Phuket & Colombo Itinerary

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Mai Khao, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Ko He, Thailand
— 1 night
3
Karon, Thailand
— 10 nights
4
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 10 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Sri Sunthon (in Si Sunthon) and Ao Po Pier (in Pa Khlok). There's much more to do: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), make a splash at Splash Jungle Waterpark, stop by James Bespoke Suit, and get great views at Takeoff Landing.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mai Khao trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mai Khao is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg to Mai Khao, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Mai Khao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko He.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phuket, Nai Yang, Pa Khlok, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), Wat Sri Sunthon
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Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Takeoff Landing
Takeoff Landing

1
night
Ko He, Thailand

Ko He
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Banana Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko He trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mai Khao to Ko He. In December, daytime highs in Ko He are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko He

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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10
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Karon to Talat Nuea to see Jui Tui Shrine about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Karon trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Ko He to Karon with the Route module. In December in Karon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town, Rawai
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 9:
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Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

10
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Masjid ul Abrar (in Beruwala), Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Kathiresan Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colombo holiday planning site.

Fly from Karon to Colombo in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Karon to Colombo, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Ragama, Richmond Castle, Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 19:
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

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