13 days in Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Thailand Itinerary

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13 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  17​h
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mae Nam, Ko Samui
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Lisbon

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.
Visit Wat Pho and Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan & Wat Mahathat). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Khao San Road, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Chinatown - Bangkok.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mae Nam.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra Singh and Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Lamphun (Wat Kukut & Wat Phra That Hariphunchai) and Lampang (Wat Phra That Lampang Luang & Ho Amok). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai holiday maker tool .

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 20°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mae Nam.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lamphun, Lampang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
nights
Mae Nam, Ko Samui

Mae Nam ©
Mae Nam's claim to fame is an uninterrupted 7 km (4.3 mi) of beach (nicknamed "the undiscovered beach").
Popular historic sites such as Wat Phu Khao Thong and Wat Khunaram (Mummified Monk) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Wat Na Phra Lan and Chinese Temple. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Maenam Beach, stroll through Chaweng Noi Beach, and stop by Chujai Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mae Nam day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Mae Nam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chiang Mai in December since evenings lows in Mae Nam dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mae Nam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ko Samui
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Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Wat Phu Khao Thong ©
Wat Phu Khao Thong
Spas

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