43 days in Chiang Mai Province Itinerary

43 days in Chiang Mai Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chiang Mai Province holiday planner

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Chiang Mai
— 13 nights
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Mae On
— 3 nights
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Fang
— 4 nights
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Mae Taeng
— 7 nights
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Mae Chaem
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chom Thong
— 5 nights
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Mae Wang
— 4 nights
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Chiang Mai

— 13 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. Get outdoors at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Umbrella Village - Bor Sang in Bo Sang, about 44 minutes away. Make the 4th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chiang Mai Women Correctional Institution Vocational Training Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, and step into the grandiose world of Bhubing Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai day trip planning site.

London, UK to Chiang Mai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mae On.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mae On

— 3 nights
Mae On remains best known for its undulating hills in pastel colors, mirrored in the river flowing trough the area's popular national park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mae Ta-khrai National Park and Mueang On Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Chiangmai Highlands Golf Course and Kew Fin Viewpoint. Go for a jaunt from Mae On to Doi Saket to see Wat Phra That Doi Saket about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs and take in the dramatic scenery at Mae Kampong Waterfall.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Mae On trip tool.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Mae On in 1.5 hours. December in Mae On sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fang.

Things to do in Mae On

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Fang

— 4 nights
Rice paddies and forested hills await travelers taking a trip to Fang City.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Thaton and Wat Chedi Ngam Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Doi Ang Khang and Fang Hot Spring. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to The Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang, experience rural life at Thanatorn Orange Farm, get outside with Ban Nor Lae, and stroll through Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fang online route planner.

Getting from Mae On to Fang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mae On in December, expect Fang to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mae Taeng.

Things to do in Fang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mae Taeng

— 7 nights
Located in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai Province, the district of Mae Taeng remains known for its natural beauty and interactive elephant experiences.
You'll explore and learn at Siam Insect Zoo and Chiang Dao Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Thai Elephant Home and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Rim (Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, &more), Hansa Minigolf (in San Sai) and Wat Tham Pha Plong (in Chiang Dao). Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Woody Elephant Sanctuary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ban Den, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, and admire the sheer force of Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si).

Make your Mae Taeng itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Fang to Mae Taeng takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mae Taeng are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mae Chaem.

Things to do in Mae Taeng

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mae Chaem

— 4 nights
Wat Chan and Wat Yang Luang will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pason Watchan and Khun Khan National Park. Step out of Mae Chaem with an excursion to Pa Pong Pieng in Chiang Mai--about 34 minutes away.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mae Chaem trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mae Taeng to Mae Chaem in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mae Chaem are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Chom Thong.

Things to do in Mae Chaem

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Chom Thong

— 5 nights
Chom Thong is a district in the southern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.HistoryAccording to the legend of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan, the location of the temple is on a small hill which looks similar to a termite hill and Thong Lang or coral tree forest. Get outdoors at Op Luang National Park and The Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature Trails Ang Ka and Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong. Get out of town with these interesting Chom Thong side-trips: Doi Mon Chong Mountain (in Omkoi) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park).

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Chom Thong road trip tool.

You can drive from Mae Chaem to Chom Thong in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mae Wang.

Things to do in Chom Thong

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mae Wang

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community and Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Research Centre (Khun Wang). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Mae Saab Nua and Mae Wang National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mae Wang trip planner.

You can drive from Chom Thong to Mae Wang in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mae Wang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiang Mai Province travel guide

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Nature & Wildlife Tours · Spas · Flea Markets
Rose of the North
Accessible by an overnight train from Bangkok, Chiang Mai Province seems a world away from the rest of Thailand. The mountain ranges of this area shelter abundant vegetation and wildlife, and provide many chances for adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities. Most visitors come to raft, hike, and bike the forested hills, but you can also take a more relaxed approach to your Chiang Mai vacation by exploring botanic gardens, experimental farms, elephant sanctuaries, hot springs, and the numerous temples scattered across the area. The center of traditional cottage industries, Chiang Mai houses lots of workshops turning out handcrafted silverware, pottery, and silk clothing--all of which make classic souvenirs.