The province of Phuket consists of an island bordered by sandy beaches, miles of palm trees, small villages and dozens of activities, cultural or sports. It is also the perfect place if you want to relax in the sun, and enjoy the fabulous surroundings on your 3 days in Phuket. Now, let’s discover one of the best destinations on your Thailand tour.

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

Majestic horizon line at a beach in Phuket

Best Time to Go to Phuket

The island of Phuket has a humid tropical climate, which means that the temperatures are hot all year, but mainly between April/ May and September/ October.

The monsoon period extends between September and October, which makes this period the best time for your 3 days in Phuket!

Getting to Phuket

Being a popular destination for tourists, there are many ways to get to Phuket.

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By air

Phuket International Airport is the second largest airport in Thailand after Bangkok. Domestic and international flights (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.) take off and arrive every day.

By bus

From Bangkok the bus ride to Phuket will take you about 13 hours. Therefore, you should choose a bus that rolls at night to enjoy the ride to sleep!

On site, it is very easy and economical to travel around by motorbike, bus or tuk tuk.

Where to Stay in Phuket

The island of Phuket is full of hotels, hostels and accommodation of all kinds. So that it becomes sometimes a little complicated to see clearly. Let us guide you to find the best accommodation solution during your 3 days in Phuket:

  • On the beach: Katathani Phuket is a well-known and popular hotel for its tropical gardens, azure blue pools and private beach. A little corner of paradise!
  • For couples: SALA Phuket Resort is the perfect place for a romantic romantic holiday. The external bathrooms are, among others, very coveted!
  • For families: JW Marriott Phuket is the ideal solution for a dream family vacation. Many activities are offered at no extra cost for children, a real plus.
  • For small budgets: Patong Princess Hotel offers rooms from 20 euros. Here, even if the price is minimal the location is perfect for those who want to enjoy the dynamism of Patong, and the pool will not leave you behind!

3 Days in Phuket Itinerary Idea

3 Days in Phuket – Itinerary 1: Get to know the city


1. Photo session at Wat Chalong

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

Wat Chalong – the landmark of Phuket

This is the perfect place for visitors who wish to discover Buddhist culture in a breathtaking environment. The pagoda and the various statues tell you their story, in which you have to dive while respecting the customs and rules (make sure to take off your shoes before entering a building, and to cover your shoulders and legs).

2. Visit the famous Big Buddha

It is one of the most important and most revered sites on the island. The 45-meter high statue was built in 2004 and sits, peaceful and wise, on Mount Nakkerd.


1. Lazing on the beach

There are beaches worth visiting for a lifetime vacation in Phuket:

Kata Beach

Fine sand and crystal clear water of this site makes it ideal for you to set your footprint on this beach. From May to October is the best time for beach holiday and the most experienced of you can enjoy the waves, have a cool cocktail while feet in the water, etc.

Karon Beach

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

A majestic close approaching to Karon Beach, Phuket

This is the third longest beach of the island. It is also one of the most known and appreciated for the excellent spots of snorkelling and diving that it offers.

Patong Beach

The ideal beach for the most revelers of you! Music, bars, entertainment, all the ingredients are there for you to party in an idyllic setting.

Freedom Beach

One of the most beautiful, but also one of the quietest beaches. Perfect for a relaxing moment, with family or couples.

Paradise Beach

It is on this beach that is aptly named that the Full Moon (gigantic nights on full moon nights) take place. Despite the fact that it is often crowded, you can still find calmer little creeks a hundred meters from the main beach.

2. Admire the sunset at Cape Promthep

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Located to the south of Phuket, the place is absolutely ideal for lovers of sunsets. A palette of exquisite colors that gradually fade into the water, the place seems out of a dream.

Evening: Stroll on Bangla Road and enjoy a magical show at Phuket Fantasea

Bangla Road

It is the main artery of Patong and really revealed at dusk. On your 3 days in Phuket, you will see that wandering here has become a must-try experience during your stay. You will find many bars, restaurants, clubs, all in a symphony of colorful neon lights and music.

Phuket Fantasea

It is an amusement park that tells you the mysteries and legends of Thailand. You can participate in a show whose stars are elephants, and many artists in traditional costumes. This is an activity that children especially love on a family tour to Thailand!

3 Days in Phuket – Itinerary 2: Get off the beaten track

Option 1: Visit Phang Nga Bay and the famous James Bond Island

Phang Nga Bay has hosted many film shoots, and for good reason, its natural beauty is fascinating! Sail on clear waters by boat, kayak or cruise ship, and discover the over-water village of Koh Panyee. A day in the heart of nature, invigorating and relaxing both to discover Phuket as you have never seen.

Option 2: Phi Phi Islands

These two small islands are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful places in Thailand. An idyllic setting in which you can bubble all day. The tourist attraction that has made this place famous is the famous Maya Bay beach, used as a filming location for the film “The Beach”, with Leonardo Dicaprio. This beach has been closed to tourists for a few years to preserve the ecosystem of the place, but you can safely enjoy Phi Phi Don, which offers equally wonderful places, and a myriad of restaurants and hotels will be one pleasure to welcome you.

Option 3: Coral Island

The coral island, a true tropical paradise in Phuket

The coral island, a true tropical paradise in Phuket

Located just 15 minutes by boat from the main island, this small island is famous for its magnificent coral reefs. If you are a diving or snorkelling enthusiast, this is the place for you. If you want to enjoy the island as if you were alone in the world, we recommend sleeping on site, once the end of the day, tourists come for the day will return to the main island. You will have the impression of being master of this island paradise.

Best Restaurants to Try on 3 Days in Phuket

The island is full of restaurants of all kinds, here are a few that we highly recommend, to treat all budgets during 3 days in Phuket.

Laem Hin seafood

One of the best seafood restaurants on the island, where you will eat almost your feet in the water.

Rimpan Seafood

As you can see, seafood is in the spotlight here too. It is a small hidden hideaway in the north of the island, where you will taste your dishes in small bungalows on the beach.

Black Ginger Phuket

Access to this restaurant located in the middle of a lagoon is only by boat. You will enjoy traditional dishes revisited with a touch of modernity; a pleasure for the eyes and the palate.

Blue Elephant Phuket

An imposing building not far from the old Phuket district, whose Thai cuisine has proven itself more than once.

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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