15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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


Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Bangla Road will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Patong Beach. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Phang Nga Bay. in Ao Phang Nga National Park--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and enjoy some diversion at Football Crazy Golf.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Patong trip maker app.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. Traveling from Washington to Patong, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Patong, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time 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.
On the 12th (Wed), meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, then stop by Classic International Suits, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bophut trip itinerary planner.

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can ride a 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Get in touch with nature at Salad Beach and Haad Yuan Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at C&M Learn Thai Culture, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Khao Ra, and relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha-Ngan trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow 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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koh Tao planner.

Ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then make a trip to Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally look for gifts at St Armani Fashion. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Mesimu.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.