7 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket Town Itinerary

7 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket Town Itinerary

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7 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket Town Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Phuket Town
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sukhumvit and Suanploo Thai Massage. Head to Khao San Road and Taling Chan Floating Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, get to know the resident critters at Safari World, and explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. January in Bangkok sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Spas
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Supreme Collection, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kad Luang - Warorot Market, then see the interesting displays at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, and finally stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pan Tao, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chiang Mai Women Correctional Institution Vocational Training Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai online trip builder .

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, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok
Wat Pan Tao ©
Wat Pan Tao

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Phuket Town

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, then take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and then step off the mainland to explore Phang Nga Bay.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Instyle Bespoke Tailors, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and then examine the collection at Phuket Trickeye Museum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, Phuket Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Patong, Phang Nga Bay.
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)

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