15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip planner

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
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
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai vacation builder app.

Washington, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 97°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Patong, Phuket

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, then surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices, and then explore and take pictures at Patong Beach. On the next day, get great views at Karon View Point, then take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patong itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Patong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in May, plan for little chillier days in Patong, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Loh Dalum Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Nui Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Ko Bida Nok.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. May in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, then step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and finally head off the coast to Tup Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 2 hours. May in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

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, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Krabi Town to Koh Tao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Sat) 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 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun): get outside with Khao Ra, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, then experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Paradise Waterfall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thansadej Koh Phangan National Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally head outdoors with Haad Yuan Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, then stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Dao Siam Cosmetics.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bophut trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In May in Bophut, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bophut to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay May 25 — 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.