15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
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Fly to Phuket, Drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Ferry to Ko Lanta
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Ko Lanta
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online holiday builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 19th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta tour builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ko Lanta, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Ko Phi Phi Don

— 1 night
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Viking Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Phi Phi Don vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in May, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 2 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, and then get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Phuket 3D Museum, take some stellar pictures from Nai Harn Beach, and then get great views at Promthep Cape.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town trip website.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Phuket Town in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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 23rd (Sat): get your game on at Samui Football Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Plai Laem, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bophut attractions planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Phuket Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan online trip maker.

Getting from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan by ferry takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Bangkok

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Erawan Museum. Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Wat Chang (Monastery of the Elephant). Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan & Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan), Samut Songkhram (Wat Bang Nang Lee Yai, Wat Suan Luang, &more) and Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) (in Mae Klong). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pak Nam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok tour builder tool.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Bangkok are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.