17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  22​h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Krabi Town
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bangkok
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Minneapolis


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4
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Bangkok. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Bangkok at 87°F and lows at 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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5
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Chiang Mai is known for classes, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chiang Mai Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in January, with lows around 62°F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toKrabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Chiang Mai Zoo ©
Chiang Mai Zoo
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd ©
Shiraz Jewelry Co Ltd

5
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Attractions like Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: Ko Lanta (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lanta Animal Welfare, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), step off the mainland to explore Tup Island, and Head underground at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai).

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Krabi Town tour itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krabi Town, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ko Lanta
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

1
night
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around Lumpini Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip maker website .

Getting from Krabi Town to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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Lumpini Park ©
Lumpini Park

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