7 days in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi & Chiang Mai Itinerary

7 days in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20 h
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kanchanaburi
— 1 night
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Cruz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and finally admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suthat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 93°F and lows about 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

1
night
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 24th (Wed), examine the collection at The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, stroll the grounds of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at ElephantsWorld.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kanchanaburi trip planner.

You can drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kanchanaburi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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ElephantsWorld ©
ElephantsWorld
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre ©
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery ©
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Lok Molee, then stroll through Elephant Rescue Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), then explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Suan Dok.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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