21 days in Chiang Rai Province Itinerary

21 days in Chiang Rai Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chiang Rai Province route builder

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Make it your trip
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Chiang Rai
— 8 nights
Drive
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Wiang Kaen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mae Sai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mae Salong
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mae Suai
— 2 nights
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Chiang Rai

— 8 nights
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Klang Wiang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong and Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Rai: Mae Fa Luang (Doi Tung & Doi Tung Royal Villa), Chiang Saen (House of Opium, Wat Pa Sak Historical Site, &more) and Doi Chang (in Mae Suai). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Bridge Chiang Rai, admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Santikhiri Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Rai online tour planner.

Nice, France to Chiang Rai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. When traveling from Nice in January, plan for much hotter days in Chiang Rai, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wiang Kaen.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wiang Kaen

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): walk around Kang Pha Dai. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Phu Chi Fa Forest Park, then don't miss a visit to Doi Pha Mon Agricultural Center, and then make a trip to Doi Pha Tang.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wiang Kaen tour planner.

Getting from Chiang Rai to Wiang Kaen by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wiang Kaen are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mae Sai.

Things to do in Wiang Kaen

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mae Sai

— 3 nights
Mae Sai, is home to the district headquarters of Mae Sai District in the top of Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doi Tung and Hall of Inspiration. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Pa Sak Historical Site and Wat Phra That Chom Kitti. Change things up with these side-trips from Mae Sai: Chiang Saen (Wat Pra That Pukhao, Golden Triangle Park, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Doi Tung Royal Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Mae Fah Luang Garden, take some stellar pictures from Doi Chang Mub Arboretum, and make a trip to Watphrathat Doi Tung.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mae Sai journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Wiang Kaen to Mae Sai takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mae Sai can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mae Salong.

Things to do in Mae Sai

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mae Salong

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Thaton and Wat Santikhiri Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tea Plantations and Thanatorn Orange Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Fang (Wat Chedi Ngam Temple, Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, &more).

Plan a trip to Mae Salong easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Mae Sai to Mae Salong in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mae Salong can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mae Suai.

Things to do in Mae Salong

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Suai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Doi Chang and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Doi Kat Phi Forest Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mae Suai itinerary planning app.

Drive from Mae Salong to Mae Suai in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mae Suai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mae Suai

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Chiang Rai Province travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Chiang Rai Province, the northernmost province of Thailand, features rolling hills through agricultural areas where hill tribes can be found growing coconuts, pineapples, coffee, and bananas. Visitors can trace the histories of these tribes through the region's cultural villages as well as ethnographic museums. Buddhist temples dot the changing topography of the region, providing a spiritual center to the rural industry and geographic vastness of the province.