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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thong Nai Pan Noi. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha-Ngan online trip maker.

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 80°F in Ko Pha-Ngan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Flying Trapeze Adventures and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao holiday planner.

Getting from Ko Pha-Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 4th (Tue): stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Asia Divers.

Make your Maret itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Koh Tao to Maret in 3 hours. August in Maret sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then look for gifts at St Armani Fashion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, get a dose of the wild on Thailand Private Tour - Day Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maret to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pak Phli.
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Pak Phli — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Khao Yai National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pak Phli trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bangkok to Pak Phli in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ban Pong ATV Off-road. Change things up with a short trip to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Win (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, look for gifts at Milano Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chiang Mai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Pak Phli to Chiang Mai in 9.5 hours. August in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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