15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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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 Lanta
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Lipe
— 1 night
Ferry
5
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
— 1 night
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Green Elephant Sanctuary Park and Karon View Point. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Nai Harn Beach in Nai Harn, approximately Nai Harn away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bang Tao Beach, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and kick back and relax at Patong Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Patong trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Patong is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Patong is 12 hours. 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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, then stroll through Nui Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi, explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Ko Lanta

— 1 night
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lipe.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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 17th (Mon): 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 discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ko Lipe trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Ko Lipe due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time 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): stroll through Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then discover the deep blue sea with Sea Gypsy Divers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lipe to Krabi Town takes 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. In May, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Tanot Bay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao sightseeing website.

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. Traveling from Krabi Town in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koh Tao, with lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to ride a 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

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chao Mae Kuan Im Shrine, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha Ngan trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Chaweng Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bophut trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bangkok using our trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then stop by Mesimu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai driving holiday planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.