15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
Koh Tao
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
— 4 nights


Chiang Mai

— 4 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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Mae Wang--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, pick up some new kitchen skills with Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

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Houston, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Houston to Chiang Mai. While traveling from Houston, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Patong, Phuket

— 4 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Patong to Ao Phang Nga National Park to see Phang Nga Bay. about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, stop by New Era's Vienna, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Patong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Patong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Koh Tao trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Patong to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Spas · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:


— 4 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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in January since evenings lows in Bangkok dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Thailand travel guide

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.