15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand route maker

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha Ngan
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, look for gifts at St Armani Fashion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

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

Washington, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bangkok is 12 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 96°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 17th (Mon), head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Phi Phi Don in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Ko Phi Phi Don reach 91°F and lows reach 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Patong, Phuket

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will enjoy Patong Beach and Football Crazy Golf - Phuket. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Ao Phang Nga National Park to see Phang Nga Bay. about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Patong route maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 22nd (Sat), experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Khao Ra, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Patong to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in May, Ko Pha Ngan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In May in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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 25th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Mesimu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai itinerary builder website.

Getting from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in May, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Thailand travel guide

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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.