15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Phang Nga Bay.. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Hongs of Phang Nga in Ao Phang Nga National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of The Phuket Gallery, stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, and have fun at Football Crazy Golf.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary maker app.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Patong, with highs around 90°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bophut trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Patong to Bophut in 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach will get you outdoors. Attractions like C&M Learn Thai Culture and Khao Ra make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find other places to visit and 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. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 20th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally look for gifts at St Armani Fashion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip website.

Getting from Koh Tao to Bangkok by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Mesimu.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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