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5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

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5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

Hi, I have 5 full days before flying to Bangkok, just wondering if I should spend all my time in Phuket or 3 days Phuket and 2 in Krabi and fly to Bangkok from Krabi. Have not been to either before, not keen on sitting on beach or around the pool all day and bars and nightlife are not our scene either. Would I be better off staying in Phuket and would there be enough there to do if I am sightseeing only or is Krabi worth trying to have a quick look at also. We would be relying on public transport to get from Phuket to Krabi which I think is about two hour drive. Appreciate any help and advice.

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1. Re: 5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

I would stick only with Phuket or Krabi for the 5 days, not both!!

There is more than enough to fill 5 days in Phuket.

Edited: 14 April 2014, 08:14
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I am with Travelling Mitch, pick one or the other, 5 days is not long enough.

Without knowing what you like or not I could fill 5 days of activities in Phuket without even Trying

Day 1 Phi Phi Island tour (something I think is over rated, but guess it needs to been seen, and many disagree with me about it being over rated)

Day2 Day Trip with Driver seeing all the main Sights

Day 3 Shopping and a little bit of beach pool time, just relaxing

Day 4 Phang Nga Bay Trip

Day 5 head to Rawai hire a long tail and head to Bon or Coral island, snorkeling, lunch sight seeing.

Or Phuket town historical day trip

Cooking school, including visiting the local markets

4 wheel qual bike trip

Fantasea show

Simon cabaret

Many many great places to see and visit, these are just a few, look up things to do tab


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3. Re: 5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

Another vote for sticking to just one place.

Better if you research both Phuket & Krabi and pick the one thats suits you best.

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4. Re: 5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

Stick to one.

My vote is Phuket as there is more to see and do.

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5. Re: 5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

Bus from Phuket to Krai takes 3 - 4 hours depending which service you take - see phukettourism.org/other/bus_time_phuket.htm Certainly more to do on and from Phuket given what you say you are not particularly interested in. You don't say when you are travelling. That will impact on what the weather is likely to be like.

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6. Re: 5 days - Phuket only or Phuket & Krabi?

I would spend the 5 days in one place and not waste nearly a day in moving from one to the other. While I haven't been to Krabi, this is my 5th holiday in Phuket and I haven't seen many of the sights on offer. Lots to see and do here

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