29 days in Thailand Itinerary

29 days in Thailand Itinerary

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29 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  20​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chiang Dao
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chiang Khong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Chiang Rai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Ang Thong
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Patong
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bophut
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  19​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online trip itinerary maker .

Birmingham, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in September; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chiang Dao.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Taeng (Wat Ban Den, Thai Elephant Home, & more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doi Come Fah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Tham Pha Plong, and don't miss a visit to Doi Luang Chiang Dao.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Dao trip website .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Khong.

Things to do in Chiang Dao

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Mae Taeng
Highlights from your plan
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©
Wat Tham Pha Plong ©
Wat Tham Pha Plong

1
night
Chiang Khong

Chiang Khong ©
Chiang Khong is a district in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.GeographyThe Phi Pan Nam mountains and their wide intermontane basins dominate the landscape of the district. On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Wat Luang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaew, and then get great views at The Old Town Chiangkhong.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chiang Khong online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Chiang Dao to Chiang Khong takes 4.5 hours. In September in Chiang Khong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Khong

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Phra Kaew ©
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Luang ©
Wat Luang

4
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle Park & 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น), Doi Chang (in Mae Suai) and Ban Kae Phayao (in Phayao City). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun, contemplate the waterfront views at Chiang Saen, make a trip to Wat Huay Pla Kang, and look for gifts at El Jardin by Dek Ban Suan.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chiang Rai, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chiang Khong to Chiang Rai in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Ban Kae Phayao, Doi Chang
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Valley Thailand ©
Elephant Valley Thailand
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya & Wat Mahathat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Ang Thong

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Ang Thong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake) ©
Blue Lagoon (Emerald Lake)

5
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, let little ones run wild at Kidzoona, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Ang Thong to Patong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Patong when traveling from Ang Thong in October, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Patong

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

5
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Bophut is known for shopping, historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, get your game on at Lazgam Laser Games Koh Samui, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bophut road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bophut in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bophut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village

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