15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Patong, Phuket
— 4 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
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Patong, Phuket — 4 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Bring the kids along to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Bangla Road. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patong: Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay. & Hongs of Phang Nga). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and browse the different shops at Banana Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip website.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington to Patong. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Patong to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) 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 18th (Tue): meet some fierce fish with CSI: SAMUI Dive School, then stop by Classic International Suits, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bophut online trip builder.

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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 82°F in Bophut. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Family-friendly places like C&M Learn Thai Culture and Haad Yuan Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, head outdoors with Khao Ra, stroll through Salad Beach, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Pha-Ngan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha-Ngan takes an hour. 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 21st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.
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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 22nd (Sat): stroll through Ao Tanot Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Koh Tao trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally look for gifts at St Armani Fashion. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then 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 more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Mesimu.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai tour planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 26th (Wed) 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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