If you’re planning a vacation for 3 days in Phuket, you’re going to have to find a lot of things to do to fill up your itinerary. Lucky for you, Phuket, which is an island in Southern Thailand, has so many things to see and enjoy. We’ve put together an exciting itinerary you are sure to enjoy while staying for 3 days in Phuket. We guarantee it will serve you with lots of fun!
Day 1 in Phuket
Phuket has the most beautiful beaches and is often called Heaven on Earth, keep reading and you’ll see why.
1) 1st Day All-day: Beaches and Islands
There are so many islands with incredible scenery and other enjoyable activities such as diving, snorkeling, canoeing, and fishing you shouldn’t miss.
James Bond Island is located in Phang Nga Bay which offers a jaw-dropping seascape. Canoeing around Phang Nga Bay is a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Seeing the sunrise and sunset create a brilliant red backdrop behind the island is another way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Phang Nga Bay. Glide along the water that marvelously reflects various shades of red with the sunrise and sunset tours around the island.
Phi Phi Islands are some of the most frequently visited islands in Phuket. The most popular spot in Phi Phi Islands is Maya Bay, a beautiful white sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs. It’s an extraordinary natural wonder you should see in person.
However, from now on you will not be able to set foot on the beach of Maya Bay. Due to warmer water temperatures and waves of tourists coming and going, the aquatic ecosystem took a big toll. Thai authorities have announced that Maya Bay will be closed and out of bounds to all visitors indefinitely, until further notice.
All tours going to Maya Bay will not be able to enter the Bay, but you will still be able to gaze at the beach from afar, as well as take photos, swim, and snorkel. It’s still mesmerizing to see it from afar, and there are plenty more to see on the tour, so do not miss out on visiting Phi Phi Islands!
If you would like to spend an intimate time at the Phi Phi Islands with your friends and family, book the Phi Phi Islands Private Tour by Ferry & Long-tail Boat – from Phuket
Or to catch the sunrise glisten on the water in front of the scenic islands, book the Phi Phi Islands 1 Day Sunrise Premium Tour by Speedboat – from Phuket
There’s also an option to take a cruise out to the Phi Phi Islands and stay a night on Phi Phi Don if you are looking for some extra relaxation time at this fantastic destination.
If you are looking to visit both Phi Phi Islands and the James Bond Island at once, an overnight tour of the two destinations is the perfect option for you!
The Krabi 4 Islands are composed of Phra Nang Cave, Tup Island, Chicken Island, and Poda Island, which are some of the most popular sandy destinations in Krabi. Just because you’re in Phuket, it does not mean you have to miss out on the beautiful nature’s gift in Krabi. Take a tour around the Krabi 4 Islands from Phuket and stop by the best snorkeling spots to find the stunning underwater life that exists in the Krabi waters.
Similan Islands are the hidden gems of the Andaman Sea. Water near the Similan Islands is warm and incredibly clear. If you’re looking to dive into Thailand, it’s certainly the spot to put on the top of your bucket list.
Surin Islands are very secluded and a remarkable island paradise. It is definitely less busy than the other popular islands so you can surrender yourself to the clear water and quiet beach without getting disturbed.
Coral Island is only 3 km away from Phuket, which makes it a very popular destination for a day trip from Phuket. Here you can be surrounded by multi-colored coral reefs to marvel at. You can book a day tour to Coral Island here.
Racha Island is another peaceful island paradise, which consists of Racha Yai Island & Racha Noi Island. Racha Yai Island has many water activities to offer such as snorkelling and diving. You can even try going a bit fancier with a catamaran from Racha Yai to Racha Noi Island. Moreover, if you want to go fishing, this is the best option for you! Click for a discount fishing trip Racha Yai Fishing Tour.
Maiton Island is a tiny island located on the southeast coast of Phuket. It’s a popular honeymoon destination due to its fine white beaches and crystal waters. You can book a day tour to Maiton Island here.
Get more options for an Island Trips here 👉 Phuket Island Tour
2) 1st Day Evening: Watching boxing matches
For anyone who is interested in Thai traditional fight shows, Phuket is one of the best destinations for you to see real Muay Thai bouts!
If you are looking for the best place to watch a Muay Thai bout, Here they are!
Day 2 in Phuket
1) 2nd Day Morning: Making friends with elephants
Start your morning with the largest land animal, which also happens to be the symbol of Thailand! Visit Phuket Elephant Sanctuary to meet the big adorable elephants living happily in their natural habitats and make unforgettable memories with them!
2) 2nd Day Afternoon: Outdoor Adventures
If you’re an adventure seeker, Phuket is the right place for you. Here we provide many options for extreme outdoor adventures fit for all the adrenaline junkies!
White Water Rafting is an epic adventure you can try in Phuket. Rafting through the rapid waters of Thailand is a fun-filled activity. Beautiful scenery awaits you around every corner as you raft through the river! Book the rafting tour here. Continue the thrill by adding an ATV ride to your day with this Whitewater Rafting & ATV tour.
Ziplining will give you a chance to be Tarzan for a day and fly from one treetop to another at super-fast speed. It is such a refreshing experience to feel the breeze of the jungle as you fly in the forest. Book the Hanuman World Zipline here at a discounted price! The Whitewater Rafting & ATV tour also has an additional option of zip lining if you wish to enjoy this thrill of flying along with whitewater rafting and an ATV ride.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving around the islands is something you must try in Phuket. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran diver, you will have a memorable diving experience in Phuket. You can book a day tour for snorkeling & scuba diving here.
If you are a licensed diver looking for a more intense diving experience, check out the Phuket Daily Scuba Diving Tour for licensed divers only.
Bike Tour is worth trying if you want to get up close and personal to nature and local life in Phuket. It is a great way to experience the different aspects of Phuket. Book a bike tour here at a discounted price.
More options for Phuket outdoor activities here!
3) 2nd Day Evening: Must-watch show
Entertain your evening by watching a great cultural performance you will surely love! Here are the 2 best cultural performances in Phuket which you can choose!
① Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit is a world-class Thai cultural performance which features Thai history and culture with over 100 performers, stunning costumes and set design. They also use impressive special effects and advanced technology to produce a very realistic and inspiring experience.
② Phuket FantaSea
Phuket FantaSea is not only a show but a family-friendly theme park packed with a variety of activities and entertainment. This is the first Thai cultural theme park in the world. Besides a great performance, Phuket FantaSea also has Carnival Village (shopping center), Similan Entertainment Center (game arcade), Tiger Jungle Adventure (theatrical safari), and more. And in the park, you will have an opportunity to interact with animals up close.
Day 3 in Phuket
1) 3rd Day Morning: Cooking Class
Make your own authentic Thai dishes and enjoy a self-made lunch with Phuket Thai Cookery School where they offer all-inclusive cooking courses with a morning local market tour and the cooking lesson.
2) 3rd Day Afternoon: City Tour
Just doing island-hopping and outdoor adventures are not enough for this wonderful trip. Begin your last day with the Phuket City Tour in which you can view the cityscapes at the old district, built in the style of European and Chinese architecture. Then move to Khao Rang Hill, where you can see an overview of Phuket Town and offshore islands before Wat Chalong, a Thai Buddhist temple with magnificent structures and interior. Lastly, end the tour at Promthep Cape which is the high cliff along the edge of the sea to watch the marvellous sunset!
If you are traveling with a large group and would like more flexibility regarding destinations, we recommend this Phuket Private Tour for either a half-day or a full day. You will have a private driver who will drive you to your desired destinations safely and comfortably.
3) 3rd Day Night: Amazing Cabaret Shows
Phuket Simon Cabaret – the most famous ladyboy cabaret show in Phuket. The venue is located in Patong Beach, which is a very popular tourist area in Phuket. You can also meet and take photos with the performers after the show.
Aphrodite Cabaret Show – another must-watch of cabaret shows where is especially famous for its multicultural performances with glamorous costumes.
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