15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h
2
Koh Tao
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Ko Pha Ngan
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h
5
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Karon, Phuket
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
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 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In May, Bangkok is warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

3
nights
Koh Tao

Koh Tao ©
A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sai Nuan Beach and Lighthouse Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ao Tanot Bay and Rocky Bay. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of The Gallery, and kick back and relax at Jansom Bay.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koh Tao holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sai Nuan Beach ©
Sai Nuan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jansom Bay ©
Jansom Bay

5
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bottle Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Salad Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Chaloklum Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. In May in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to do a combination of to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Haad Yao Beach ©
Haad Yao Beach

1
night
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 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art-samui, and then wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bophut are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maenam Beach
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Art-samui ©
Art-samui

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Laem Tong Bay. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maya Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Bophut to Ko Phi Phi Don in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Bophut in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ko Phi Phi Don, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

1
night
Karon, Phuket

Karon ©
Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Kata Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karon custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ko Phi Phi Don to Karon takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Patong Beach, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
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Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

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