15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  18 h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Bangkok
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Kata Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Instyle Bespoke Tailors and Bob Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, stroll through Phuket Crocodile World, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Patong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Patong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Relax by the water at Railay Beach and Ao Tha Lane. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at De' MARCO Fashions and Alex's Fashion. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Muang Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town tour planner.

You can drive from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, then look for gifts at G.G Armani collection, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then stop by Mesimu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planning tool.

Getting from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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