Route & dates
13 days in Surat Thani Province Itinerary
Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus: 22h
Ko Pha Ngan— 3 nights
Koh Tao— 3 nights
Bophut, Ko Samui— 4 nights
taxi + Fly: 19h
End: San Francisco
Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, stroll through Ao Chaloklum Bay, let the kids burn off some steam at Phangan Jorkyball, and have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip planning site .
San Francisco, USA to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time is 15 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Ko Pha Ngan: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan
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A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay, explore the activities along Aow Leuk Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Thian, and hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint.
To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder website .
Ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In July in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.
Things to do in Koh Tao
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Bophut, Ko Samui
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maenam Beach and Samui Football Golf Club. When in Bophut, make a side trip to see Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach) in Maret, approximately 40 minutes away. On the 12th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Noi Beach, stop by Dao Siam Cosmetics, explore and take pictures at Chaweng Boxing Stadium, and browse the different shops at CentralFestival Samui.
To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bophut tour itinerary tool .
Ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Bophut in 2 hours. July in Bophut sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Bophut
Ko Samui, Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach), Maenam Beach
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