15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour planner

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Bangkok
— 3 nights
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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ferry
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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
— 1 night
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Bangkok

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Chatuchak Weekend Market and Wat Pho. Head to Siam Paragon and Nightingale Olympicfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, stop by Khaosan Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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 River Rovers and Patong Beach. Head to Jungceylon and Patong Inn Artfor plenty of shopping. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Raj's Collection, browse the eclectic array of goods at Malin Plaza Patong, get some fabulous bargains at Royal Armani Suit, and browse the different shops at Banana Walk.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Patong road trip planning tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Patong sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
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 4th (Tue): pick up some local products at Mae Nam Morning Market, then get the adrenaline pumping with Samui Bungy Jump, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally take a tour by water with Samui Asia Divers. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Chaweng Beach, then get a tailor-made plan with Samui Explorer, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bophut trip builder.

Fly from Patong to Bophut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Salad Beach, take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, and then look for gifts at Pet Tawan Silver Jewelry.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan online travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Classes
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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 8th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Flying Trapeze Adventures and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Chiang Mai

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Sop Moei Arts.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

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.