15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Patong, Phuket
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Ao Nang
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Bangkok
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  23​h
New York City

4
days
Patong, Phuket

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Instyle Fashion and Jungceylon. Go for a jaunt from Patong to Nai Harn to see Nai Harn Beach about 40 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, admire the natural beauty at Phuket Orchid Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, and stroll through Kata Beach.

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New York City, USA to Patong is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Patong hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nai Harn Beach, Phuket Orchid Farm, Kata Beach, Karon Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
days
Ao Nang

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Railay Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at PhraNang Cave Beach and Ao Nang Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ao Phra Nang, look for gifts at VICTORIA Fashion House, and take some stellar pictures from Railay Beach Viewpoint.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ao Nang trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ao Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Ao Nang sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Railay Beach, VICTORIA Fashion House
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Chao Phraya River. Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khao San Roadfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Ao Nang to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bangkok are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon ©
Siam Paragon
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

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