15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
Fly:  28 h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: San Jose

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic City of Ayutthaya and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Wat Chaiwatthanaram). There's still lots to do: stroll around Lumpini Park and browse the different shops at Terminal 21.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Bangkok is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in May: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, head off the coast to Bamboo Island, and then head off the coast to Tup Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Railay View Point, head off the coast to Poda Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Krabi Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for little chillier nights in Krabi Town, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Poda Island ©
Poda Island
Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nai Harn Beach and Karon View Point. Take a break from the city and head to Freedom Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Nordic Fashion and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Patong with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra Singh and Wat Si Suphan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng), Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Doi Inthanon National Park (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Patong in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Doi Inthanon National Park
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

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