26 days in Thailand Itinerary

26 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sukhothai
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Chiang Rai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Chiang Saen
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Phitsanulok
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Kanchanaburi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Lampang
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
8
Sai Yok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Grand Palace and Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Let the collections at Museum of Siam and The National Museum Bangkok capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, take some stellar pictures from Wat Saket, stroll around Lumpini Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangkok itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. April in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai holiday tool.

Fly from Bangkok to Sukhothai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Sukhothai, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

3
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Oub Kham Museum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple).

Before you visit Chiang Rai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sukhothai in May: high temperatures in Chiang Rai hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chiang Saen.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) ©
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

3
nights
Chiang Saen

Chiang Saen ©
A calm, reserved town along the Mekong River, Chiang Saen entices those interested in early East Asian history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaew, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pa Sak Historical Site, then don't miss a visit to Golden Triangle Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pra That Pukhao, and finally explore the historical opulence of Doi Tung Royal Villa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Saen day trip planning app.

You can drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Saen in 1.5 hours. In May in Chiang Saen, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Phitsanulok.

Things to do in Chiang Saen

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mae Sai, Doi Tung Royal Villa, Wat Phra Kaew, Choui Fong Tea Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Doi Tung Royal Villa ©
Doi Tung Royal Villa
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew

3
nights
Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok ©
Phitsanulok is rarely seen as a vacation highlight, but rather a stop on the way to popular attractions in the north.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ratcha Burada Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai), make a trip to Phitsanulok Railway Station, then examine the collection at Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum, then explore and take pictures at Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Route (Highway No. 12), and finally make a trip to Shrine of King Naresuan the Great.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phitsanulok trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Chiang Saen to Phitsanulok takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Phitsanulok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum ©
Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum

3
nights
Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi ©
The capital city of an eponymous province, Kanchanaburi is a pleasant town with lively markets and a good selection of restaurants.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wat Thawornwararam, see the interesting displays at JEATH War Museum, then learn about all things military at World War II and JEATH War Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Taweechai Elephant Camp.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchanaburi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Phitsanulok to Kanchanaburi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Kanchanaburi can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lampang.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
River Kwai ©
River Kwai
Bridge Over the River Kwai ©
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

3
nights
Lampang

Lampang ©
Translating as "City of the Horse Carriage," Lampang still remains relatively untouristed, which gives it an authentic, traditional feel that's hard to find in a lot of other Thai tourist hotspots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Maemoh Mine Musuem, examine the collection at Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, then make a trip to Wat Pong Sanuk Temple, and finally examine the collection at Ban Sao Nak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chetawan Lampang, then take in the views from Ratsadapisek Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Sao Lang, and finally steep yourself in history at Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lampang trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Kanchanaburi to Lampang with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Lampang are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sai Yok.

Things to do in Lampang

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Maemoh Mine Musuem, Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Phrachomklao Rachanuson
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang ©
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao ©
Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao
Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Phrachomklao Rachanuson ©
Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Phrachomklao Rachanuson

3
nights
Sai Yok

Sai Yok ©
Say Yok district promises to keep visitors entertained for days in a world overgrown by lush jungles and dominated by limestone cliffs and a massive Khmer temple complex.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre. On the next day, Head underground at Phra That Cave and then admire the sheer force of Erawan Waterfalls.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sai Yok route maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lampang to Sai Yok. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sai Yok

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Erawan Waterfalls, Phra That Cave
Highlights from your plan
Erawan Waterfalls ©
Erawan Waterfalls
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre ©
Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
Tham Kra Sae Bridge ©
Tham Kra Sae Bridge

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