18 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

18 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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18 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

14
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Chan Kasem National Museum, Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana), & more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari World.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bangkok route maker website .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ched Yot, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in November, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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