15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
2
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Ko Lanta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Manchester

1
night
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 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Khaosan Road, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Checkinn99, and finally make a trip to Wat Pho. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, then have some family-friendly fun at Flow House Bangkok, and finally walk around King Rama IX Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Erawan Museum
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) ©
Spas

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 29th (Tue), have fun at Jungle Kids Phangan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Plai Laem, kick back and relax at Haad Khom, kick back and relax at Bottle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hat Sadet Beach. On the next day, stroll through Rin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haad Rin, enjoy the sand and surf at Leela Beach, get outside with Haad Yuan Beach, then kick back and relax at Ban Tai Beach, and finally get outside with Khao Ra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Mae Haad Beach ©
Mae Haad Beach

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Muang Beach, then kick back and relax at Koh Lao Lading, and finally kick back and relax at Ao Tha Lane.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Krabi Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Khlong Muang Beach ©
Khlong Muang Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Loh Dalum Beach, kick back and relax at Loh Moo Dee Beach, then stroll through Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, and finally look for gifts at Phi Phi Postcard Shop. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then step off the mainland to explore Mosquito Island, and finally kick back and relax at Loh Lana Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don online route planner.

Ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

2
nights
Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Long Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Khlong Khong Beach, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, explore the fascinating underground world of Khao Mai Kaew Cave, then stroll through Diamond Cliff Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach. Keep things going the next day: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Kantiang Bay, then stroll through Khlong Dao Beach, then get your game on at Lanta Paintball & Bouldering Wall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Shark Diving
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Beach, then get your game on at Rollerball Zorbing Phuket, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and finally kick back and relax at Tri Trang Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Patong visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Lanta to Patong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Banana Beach
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Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll through Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and then play a few rounds at North Hill Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Catmosphere Cat Cafe, and finally stroll through Elephant Rescue Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip app.

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. Traveling from Patong in January, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Chiang Mai. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, North Hill Golf Club, Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)
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Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park ©
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary ©
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

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