15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand tour itinerary 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
Fly
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Nai Harn Beach. Get outdoors at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), stop by Thai Benjarong by Siam Ceramic Handmade, get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Patong tour itinerary planning 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. When traveling from Washington in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Patong, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then kick back and relax at Loh Dalum Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, and finally stroll through Laem Tong Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, stroll through Long Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally Head underground at Viking Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pattaya Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Lipe, then kick back and relax at Sunrise Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lipe tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lipe in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Ko Lipe are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lipe

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

Krabi Town

— 1 night
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Gypsy Divers.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. May in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koh Tao when traveling from Krabi Town in May, with lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 2 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 21st (Fri), let little ones run wild at Phangan Jorkyball, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally head outdoors with Khao Ra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then stroll through Salad Beach, then admire the sheer force of Paradise Waterfall, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally look for gifts at Country Road International Suit.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bophut trip maker tool.

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut by ferry takes about an hour. May in Bophut sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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.
On the 25th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Mesimu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool.

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.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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.