15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Bus to Krabi, Fly to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

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 Jungceylon. 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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Bob Collection.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. 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 catch the shuttle to Krabi Town.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
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Krabi Town — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Relax by the water at Railay Beach and Khlong Muang Beach. 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 Ao Tha Lane.

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

You can take a shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. 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.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Chiang Mai — 2 nights

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 see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, 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: drive; or take a bus. 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 catch the flight to Bangkok.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Side Trip
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Bangkok — 5 nights

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 The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get some historical perspective at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok day trip website.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.