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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Krabi Town
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
Johannesburg

3
days
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visit Patong Beach and Karon Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Instyle Fashion and Bob Collection. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kata Beach and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Patong trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, Patong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Kata Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

3
days
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Thalane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khlong Muang Beach, take some stellar pictures from Railay Beach Viewpoint, and stop by Alex Fashion Way.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Krabi Town vacation builder.

Drive from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Shop till you drop at Ambassador Fashions and Mengrai Kilns. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and stop by Mesimu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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

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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and MBK Centerfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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