12 days in Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

12 days in Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

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12 days in Chiang Mai & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Bangkok
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  8​h 45​min
End: Boracay

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Chachaa Slow Pace, don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Chiang Mai is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in April: highs in Chiang Mai hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

6
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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