15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
2
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bophut
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
5
Karon
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take a stroll through Khao San Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saket, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok sightseeing planning app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bangkok is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Riyadh to Bangkok, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, head off the coast to Koh Lan (Coral Island), and then admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum). Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier, then admire the natural beauty at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, and then get your game on at Ripley's World Pattaya.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pattaya online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pattaya in December, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Bophut

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 29th (Sun): make a splash at High Park Samui, then get your game on at Easykart - Go Karting, and then have some family-friendly fun at EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, look for gifts at James Fashion, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bophut road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Bophut dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Bophut

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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High Park Samui ©
High Park Samui
Scuba & Snorkeling
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving ©
EasyFly - Indoor Skydiving

4
nights
Karon

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Karon is known for beaches, shopping, spas, wildlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Bangla Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, and stroll through Karon Beach.

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

Getting from Bophut to Karon by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bophut in December since evenings lows in Karon dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

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