If you’re planning a 3-day getaway to Phuket, you’re going to have to find a lot of things to fill up your itinerary with. Luckily for you, Phuket, an island in Southern Thailand, has plenty of things to see and enjoy. We’ve put together an exciting itinerary for your 3 days in Phuket. We guarantee it will be a great deal of fun! 😄
Day 1 in Phuket
Phuket has some of the most beautiful beaches and is often called Heaven on Earth. Keep reading to find out why!
1) 1st Day All-day: Beaches and Islands
There are so many islands with incredible scenery as well as activities to take part in such as diving, snorkeling, canoeing, and fishing. Don’t miss out on them!
James Bond Island
James Bond Island, in Phang Nga Bay, offers a jaw-dropping seascape. Canoeing around Phang Nga Bay is a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Watching the amazing sunrise and sunset is another way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Phang Nga Bay. Glide along the waters on a sunrise/sunset tour around the island!
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Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are some of the most visited islands in Phuket, with Maya Bay, a white sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs, being the most popular spot. HOWEVER, ever since the aquatic ecosystem took a big toll, it has been closed indefinitely. You’ll still be able to gaze at the beach from afar, as well as take photos, swim, and snorkel. It’s mesmerizing even from a distance, and there’s plenty more to see on the tour. So, make sure to include Phi Phi Islands into your itineraries!
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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 here. Just because you’re in Phuket doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beautiful gifts of nature in Krabi. Take a tour around the Krabi 4 Islands from Phuket and stop by the best snorkeling spots for an underwater adventure!
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2) 1st Day Evening: Watching boxing matches
For anyone interested in Thai traditional fight shows, Phuket is one of the best destinations for you to see real Muay Thai bouts!
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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!
Top 4 Outdoor Adventures
1. White Water Rafting
Get the chance to be Tarzan for a day and fly from one treetop to another. It is such a refreshing experience to feel the breeze of the jungle as you fly through the forest. Take a leap of faith at Hanuman World Zipline at a discounted price!
3. Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the other activities you HAVE to try in Phuket. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran diver, you’ll have a memorable diving experience! Book a day tour for snorkeling & scuba diving here.
If you are a licensed diver looking for a more intense dive experience, check out the Phuket Daily Scuba Diving Tour for licensed divers only.
Enjoy cycling through Phuket on a Bike Tour if you want to get up close and personal with nature and local life. It’s a great way to experience the different aspects of Phuket.
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3) 2nd Day Evening: Must-watch Shows
Fill your evening with entertainment by watching a great cultural performance you will surely love! Here are the 2 best cultural performances in Phuket to watch!
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!
Day 3 in Phuket
1) 3rd Day Morning: Cooking Class
Make your own authentic Thai dishes and enjoy a self-made lunch at Phuket Thai Cookery School which offers all-inclusive cooking courses with a morning local market tour and cooking lesson!
2) 3rd Day Afternoon: City Tour
Island-hopping and outdoor adventures aren’t enough for this wonderful trip. Begin your last day with the Phuket City Tour and explore the old district, built in the style of European and Chinese architecture. Then move to Khao Rang Hill for an overview of Phuket Town and offshore islands before heading over to Wat Chalong, a Thai Buddhist temple with magnificent structures and interior. Lastly, end the tour at Promthep Cape, a high cliff along the edge of the sea to witness 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 which is especially famous for its multicultural performances with glamorous costumes!
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