11 days in Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Thailand Itinerary

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11 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
When in Bangkok, make a side trip to see Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Khaosan Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder app .

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Bangkok at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Maha That
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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
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
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, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Patong attractions app .

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Patong in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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