7 days in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Itinerary

7 days in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Itinerary

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7 days in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
End: Chiang Mai

3
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.
Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chiang Mai. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas

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night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Clock Tower Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower Chiang Rai, and finally hunt for treasures at Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Rai day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, expect Chiang Rai to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

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nights
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and then play a few rounds at Hansa Minigolf.

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Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hansa Minigolf
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Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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