15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
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Ko Pha-Ngan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Koh Tao
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bangrak Pier, Taxi to Maret
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Maret, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Fly
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Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pak Phli
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 3 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at C&M Learn Thai Culture, stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, head outdoors with Khao Ra, and experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Pha-Ngan road trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Ko Pha-Ngan is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Ko Pha-Ngan, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ko Pha-Ngan, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Flying Trapeze Adventures and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Koh Tao travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao in 2 hours. In July in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Maret.
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Maret, Ko Samui — 1 night

Maret, a bustling area on the island of Koh Samui, offers an abundance of activities and small settlements along a stretch of attractive coastline.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then see some colorful creatures with Samui Asia Divers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Maret trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Koh Tao to Maret in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maret are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly 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 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then stop by St Armani Fashion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then surround yourself with nature on Thailand Private Tour - Day Tours, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maret to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pak Phli.
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Pak Phli — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pak Phli driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Pak Phli in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pak Phli are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Milano Collection, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pak Phli to Chiang Mai in 9.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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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