21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  29​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chiang Dao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Surat Thani
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Khao Sok National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Krabi Town
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
End: Chiang Mai

4
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.
Step out of Chiang Mai with an excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning website .

Asheville, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Asheville to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in November, expect Chiang Mai to be much hotter, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chiang Dao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chiang Dao

Chiang Dao ©
Set on a lush mountainside, the small town of Chiang Dao draws visitors with its natural beauty and outdoor adventures.
On the 9th (Sat), stop by The Elephant Training Center Chiang Dao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thai Elephant Home. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then appreciate the history behind Buddhist Pagoda of King Naresuan the Great King Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Dao online trip builder .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Chiang Dao can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Dao

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mae Taeng
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Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©

1
night
Chiang Mai

On the 11th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online travel planner .

You can drive from Chiang Dao to Chiang Mai in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Surat Thani.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline

few
hours
Surat Thani

Surat Thani ©
Literally translated as "City of Good People," Surat Thani ranks as the eighth-largest city in Thailand and the historical seat from which the Sriwijaya kingdom ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Pra Cha Rat Floating Market and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Surat Thani tour builder .

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Khao Sok National Park.

Things to do in Surat Thani

Historic Sites Shopping
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Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine ©
Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine

2
nights
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park ©
While on tour of Khao Sok National Park, you'll discover a dense jungle, towering karst formations, and a man-made lake.
To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Khao Sok National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Khao Sok National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Takua Pa
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Pakarang Beach ©
Pakarang Beach

9
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get out of town with these interesting Krabi Town side-trips: James Bond Island (in Ao Phang Nga National Park) and Ko Lanta (Lanta Animal Welfare, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Railay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Bamboo Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), and take a peaceful walk through Krabi Elephant Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town trip planning tool .

Drive from Khao Sok National Park to Krabi Town in 2.5 hours. November in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ko Lanta, James Bond Island
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, look for gifts at Arun Thai Natural, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Spas
Wat Chiang Man ©
Wat Chiang Man

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