15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Ko Pha-Ngan
— 3 nights
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
— 2 nights
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights


Patong, Phuket — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Patong Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Karon Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & Hongs of Phang Nga). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Patong to be warmer, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.
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Bophut, Ko Samui — 1 night

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, stop by Classic International Suits, and then kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bophut trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Patong to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Patong in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 82°F in Bophut. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Step out of the city life by going to Salad Beach and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha-Ngan travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Pha-Ngan can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Koh Tao.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Koh Tao — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, then steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and then make a trip to Wat Pho. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Museums
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Chiang Mai — 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at Mesimu.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.