26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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26 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Ko Chang Tai
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
2
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Chiang Rai
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Ko Chang Tai

Ko Chang Tai ©
Step out of the city life by going to Ko Rang and White Sand Beach. Visit Khlong Prao Beach and Kong Koi Beach for some beach relaxation.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ko Chang Tai trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Ko Chang Tai is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zurich to Ko Chang Tai, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Ko Chang Tai is warmer than Zurich - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang Tai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ko Chang
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Ko Rang ©
Ko Rang
Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
White Sand Beach ©
White Sand Beach

7
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.
Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Tom's Fashionfor plenty of shopping. Visit Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Wat Maha That (in Ayutthaya) and The Royal Golf & Country Club (in Bang Sao Thong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, and steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Ko Chang Tai to Bangkok with the Route module. In January in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Pattaya, The Royal Golf & Country Club, Wat Maha That
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

7
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Mengrai Kilns or Mae Hia Fresh Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Hansa Minigolf (in San Sai), Chiangmai Highlands Golf Course (in Mae On) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Glang-Viang Gallery, play a few rounds at Three-Generation Golf Academy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel route planner.

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chiang Mai, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Hansa Minigolf, Chiangmai Highlands Golf Course
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary

6
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doi Tung and Wat Phra Kaew. Head to De'Cashmere Co.,Ltd and Choui Fong Tea Plantationfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Fa Luang (Doi Tung Royal Villa & Hall of Inspiration) and 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น (in Chiang Saen). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Happy City Golf and Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and stroll through Elephant Valley Thailand.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chiang Rai attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in January, with highs in Chiang Rai at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mae Fa Luang, Happy City Golf and Resort, Wat Phra Kaew, 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, Choui Fong Tea Plantation
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