15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Song Phi Nong
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Patong trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Patong is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Patong, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Patong is a bit warmer than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nui Beach, and finally head off the coast to Ko Phi Phi Le. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ko Bida Nok, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then stroll through Laem Tong Bay.

Before you visit Ko Phi Phi Don, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, then get your game on at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving, and finally get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, and then take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Bophut sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Bophut

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving ©
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see Wat Maha That about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site .

Fly from Bophut to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bophut in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Bangkok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Song Phi Nong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Song Phi Nong

Song Phi Nong ©
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Wat Thap Kradan and then make a trip to Wat Phai Rong Wua.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Song Phi Nong online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Song Phi Nong takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Song Phi Nong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Song Phi Nong

Museums
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Wat Thap Kradan ©
Wat Thap Kradan
Wat Phai Rong Wua ©
Wat Phai Rong Wua

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and stroll through Elephant Rescue Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Song Phi Nong to Chiang Mai. In December in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

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