15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Ko Pha-Ngan Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Ko Pha-Ngan Itinerary

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Bangkok
— 2 nights
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
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Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bangrak, Ferry to Ko Pha-Ngan
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Ko Pha-Ngan
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Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then take in panoramic vistas at Observatory Point, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally stop by Rajawongse Clothier. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Khaosan Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangkok travel route planning site.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Bangkok hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas
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Chiang Mai — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win) and Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man, and admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ko Pha-Ngan.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Ko Pha-Ngan — 6 nights

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha-Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and design of C&M Learn Thai Culture, stroll through Salad Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at The Secret Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Pha-Ngan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha-Ngan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha-Ngan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Classes
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Bangkok — 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha-Ngan to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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