29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

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29 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Kunming
Fly:  4 h
1
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Ayutthaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Sukhothai
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Phrae
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Chiang Mai
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Chiang Rai
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Huay Xai

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Siam Square, Patpong Night Market and Wang Lang Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lumpini Park and Wat Saket. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip builder app .

Kunming, China to Bangkok is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kunming in April, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 96°F and 80°F. You will leave for Ayutthaya on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Lumpini Park ©
Lumpini Park

2
nights
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village. On the next day, take a stroll through Ayutthaya Ruins, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then delve into the distant past at Wat Mahathat, then steep yourself in history at Wat Thammikarat, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ayutthaya online travel route builder .

You can drive from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Ayutthaya sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sukhothai Historical Park and Wat Maha That. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Si Chum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong, don't miss a visit to Wat Traphang Thong, and examine the collection at Sangkalok Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Sukhothai can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phrae.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum ©
Wat Si Chum
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

4
nights
Phrae

Phrae ©
Phrae was established after Chiang Mai was declared the capital of the Lanna Thai Kingdom, and has one of the largest teak forests in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri and Wat Pong Sunan. Change things up with a short trip to Pha Nong Khoi Cave in Rong Kwang (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Phae Mueang Phi, head outdoors with Teak Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phrae trip planner .

You can drive from Sukhothai to Phrae in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in April, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will leave for Chiang Mai on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Phrae

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri, Pha Nong Khoi Cave
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Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park ©
Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park
Pha Nong Khoi Cave ©
Pha Nong Khoi Cave
Phae Mueang Phi ©
Phae Mueang Phi

9
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chiang Mai Night Safari, Umbrella Village - Bor Sang, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wat Phra Singh and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, get your game on at Chiangmai Speedkart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Phrae to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Umbrella Village - Bor Sang
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Pan Tao ©
Wat Pan Tao

5
nights
Chiang Rai

Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Clock Tower Chiang Rai. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Rai: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle & House of Opium), Wat Thaton (in Thaton) and Doi Tung (in Mae Fa Luang). Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, look for gifts at El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan, and walk around Singha Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Chiang Rai road trip planning tool .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in April, with highs in Chiang Rai at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Doi Tung, Singha Park, Wat Thaton
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

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