8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, browse the range of quality goods at Mango Mojito Shoes, hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok visit planner.

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 94°F and lows about 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community and then enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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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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