15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  32 h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4 h
4
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Playn Eyewear, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, and finally explore the galleries of Jim Thompson House.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 32-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bangkok. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 93°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then stop by Mesimu, and then examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Bangkok in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 69°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline

2
nights
Bophut, Ko Samui

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 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Fisherman’s Village. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bophut custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, expect nights in Bophut to be somewhat warmer, around 80°F, while days are little chillier, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Chinese Temple
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha
Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Phi Phi Le will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maya Bay and Laem Tong Bay. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, kick back and relax at Monkey Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and Head underground at Viking Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Bophut in March, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Ko Phi Phi Don. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wat Khlong Thom Museum, then look for gifts at King's Fashion, then get great views at Railay Beach Viewpoint, and finally trek along Railay Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in March, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Khlong Thom Museum
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

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