15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly + train:  20​h
Bangkok
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
Patong, Phuket
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + bus + Fly:  26​h
Los Angeles

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Khao San Road.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

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#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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The Grand Palace
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Wat Pho

3
days
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.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh will appeal to history buffs. Head to Night Bazaar and Ambassador Fashionsfor some retail therapy. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep ©
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

1
day
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

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Salad Beach
Salad Beach

3
days
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Instyle Fashion and Jungceylon. Visit Patong Beach and Kata Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Chalong to see Phuket Big Buddha about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Bob Collection, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and get your game on at Phuket Kart.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Patong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Patong when traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in September, with lows around 74°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Big Buddha, Bob Collection, Kata Beach
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Patong Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, and then kick back and relax at Maya Bay. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In September in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
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Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach

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