15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
Johannesburg

3
days
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Shop till you drop at Instyle Fashion and Bob Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Phuket Big Buddha (in Chalong). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patong route builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Patong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Patong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Kata Beach, Phuket Big Buddha
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Phuket Big Buddha ©
Phuket Big Buddha
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
days
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Visit Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, stroll through Khlong Muang Beach, and stop by de' MARCO Fashions.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

2
days
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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man, stop by G.G Armani collection, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then stop by Mesimu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

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
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Grand Palace and Khao San Road. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, browse the different shops at MBK Center, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planning site .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bangkok sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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