10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  31​h
1
Bangkok
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Patong
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace and then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 91°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

3
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Spas has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Karon Beach. When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kata Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Night Bazaar as well as Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Bazaar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): shop like a local with Khao San Road. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, Bangkok is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House

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