15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
4
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
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 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip maker .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Newark to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Bangkok at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 8th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, stop by de' MARCO Fashions, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Railay View Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Poda Island ©
Poda Island

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, make a splash at Aquaride, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Viking Cave.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. December in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then look for gifts at The Tiger Collections.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In December in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Rok Island ©
Koh Rok Island

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nai Harn Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Karon View Point, and make a trip to Patong Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Patong tour itinerary builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Patong, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach

2
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 64°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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