17 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Ko Samui Itinerary

17 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Ko Samui Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
2
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
3
Bophut
— 3 nights
4
Ang Thong
— 1 night

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.
Do your shopping at Central Chidlom and Jack Armani Suit. Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Phra Pathom Chedi and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Mega Bangna (in Bang Phli) and Central Plaza WestGate (in Bang Yai). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, browse the eclectic array of goods at Soi Rambuttri, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Discovery, and browse the range of quality goods at Nightingale Olympic.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bangkok driving holiday planning app.

Chicago, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Chicago to Bangkok. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mega Bangna, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Central Plaza WestGate
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Jack Armani Suit ©
Jack Armani Suit
Central Chidlom ©
Central Chidlom
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles ©
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Supreme Collection or Tonlamyai Market. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Wat Suan Dok. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim), Sanpatong buffalo market (in San Pa Tong) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mae Taeng). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, view the masterpieces at Glang-Viang Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man, and have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Sanpatong buffalo market, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Supreme Collection ©
Supreme Collection
Sanpatong buffalo market ©
Sanpatong buffalo market

3
nights
Bophut

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Choeng Mon Beach and Modern Suit Samui. You'll get in some beach time at Malibu beach and Chaweng Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, enjoy the sand and surf at Samrong Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Samui Football Golf Club.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut travel tool.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Bophut can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Maenam Beach
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Modern Suit Samui ©
Modern Suit Samui
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach

1
night
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
On the 23rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Ko Wua Talap Island and then get outside with Ko Mae Ko.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ang Thong day trip tool.

Ang Thong is just a stone's throw from Bophut. In June, daily temperatures in Ang Thong can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Ko Mae Ko ©
Ko Mae Ko
Ko Wua Talap Island ©
Ko Wua Talap Island

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