15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip planner

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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
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Krabi Town
— 1 night
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 1 night
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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bang Tao Beach and Karon View Point. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Patong Beach, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patong travel route builder.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington to Patong due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Patong: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 15th (Sat), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don travel app.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Ko Lipe

— 1 night
With a name that means "Paper Island" in the local Chao Ley language, Ko Lipe is known for its white sand beaches, historical villages, and diving attractions.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pattaya Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then stroll through Sunrise Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Lipe route maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lipe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lipe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then see some colorful creatures with Sea Gypsy Divers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koh Tao holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Purina Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally head outdoors with Khao Ra. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan tour builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, then stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Country Road International Suit.

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Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Bangkok

— 1 night

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Mesimu.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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.