15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 45 min
2
Pattaya
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Koh Tao
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  5 h
7
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Chicago

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok road trip website .

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bangkok. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 96°F and 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Pattaya, admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and finally don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pattaya travel route planner .

You can drive from Bangkok to Pattaya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Pattaya hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Underwater World Pattaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then look for gifts at Casa Di Moda, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip maker app .

Getting from Pattaya to Patong by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pattaya in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Patong, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Karon
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 15th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nui Beach, then head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In April in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

1
night
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 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Alex's Fashion, then look for gifts at Scandi Fashion, then enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Scandi Fashion ©
Scandi Fashion

1
day
Koh Tao

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 18th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Krabi Town to Koh Tao by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Krabi Town in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 81°F in Koh Tao. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), and don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Koh Tao in April, you will find days in Chiang Mai are a bit warmer (99°F), and nights are a bit cooler (75°F). On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

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