15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Ang Thong, Ko Samui
— 1 night
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
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Ko Pha-Ngan
— 4 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
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Bangkok — 3 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). The Grand Palace and Historic City of Ayutthaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at The National Museum Bangkok, look for gifts at St Armani Fashion, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ang Thong.
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Ang Thong, Ko Samui — 1 night

As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): go for a walk through Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake), then take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ang Thong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Ang Thong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao — 2 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Flying Trapeze Adventures and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Koh Nang Yuan.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao road trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Ang Thong to Koh Tao in 3 hours. In September in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 4 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Bring the kids along to Bottle Beach and Hat Sadet Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thong Nai Pan Noi and Haad Yuan Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, get interesting insight from Tours, and head outdoors with Khao Ra.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ko Pha-Ngan planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha-Ngan takes 2 hours. In September in Ko Pha-Ngan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.
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Bophut, Ko Samui — 2 nights

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 8th (Tue), get the adrenaline pumping with Samui Bungy Jump, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by Classic International Suits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bophut trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bophut takes 1.5 hours. September in Bophut sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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