15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Thailand trip itinerary maker
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— 2 nights
Ko Samet
— 4 nights
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
Krabi Town
— 3 nights
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights


Bangkok — 2 nights

City of Angels

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 Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, examine the collection at Patpong Museum, explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Bangkok at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Samet.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Ko Samet — 4 nights

A popular trip from Bangkok, Ko Samet provides a getaway with white-sand beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs teeming with fish.
Visit Ao Prao Beach and Ao Cho for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Ao Wai and Ao Phai. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Kiu Na Nok and kick back and relax at Ao Thian.

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Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Ko Samet with the Route module. In December in Ko Samet, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Patong, Phuket — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get great views at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Kata Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Samet to Patong. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Krabi Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Krabi Town — 3 nights

Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll get in some beach time at Railay Beach and PhraNang Cave Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Nui Beach and Ao Nang Beach. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Sea Gypsy Divers and stop by Alex's Fashion.

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Traveling by shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Chiang Mai — 2 nights

Rose of the North

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 31st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai day trip tool.

You can fly from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in December, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Chiang Mai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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.