15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

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15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), stop by Rajawongse Clothier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, and finally take a stroll through Khao San Road. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), examine the collection at Erawan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip builder site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 91°F and lows are around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Erawan Museum
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

3
nights
Chiang Mai

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.
Visit Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Glang-Viang Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Mae Rim (Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai day trip planning website .

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. September in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Get some cultural insight at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan and Wat Phanan Choeng will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodland Muangmai (in Nakhon Chai Si) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). See even more of Bangkok: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), get outside with Maxfit Bangkok, contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, and step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary 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. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, Woodland Muangmai, Bang Saen Beach
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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Huay Mongkol Temple and Klai Kang Won Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and Suan Son Pradipat Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Phraya Nakhon Cave in Sam Roi Yot (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Baan Sillapin Artists Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Takiap, and stop by The Family Tree.

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Drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
Highlights from your plan
Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Suan Son Pradipat Beach ©
Suan Son Pradipat Beach

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally stroll around Lumpini Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Hua Hin to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

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