8 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

8 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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8 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  6​h
1
Bangkok
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
3
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kuching

few
hours
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 Chinatown - Bangkok as well as Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and then wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok planning website .

Kuching, Malaysia to Bangkok is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuching to Bangkok. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Chinatown - Bangkok ©
Chinatown - Bangkok

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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 Redchili Cooking School, 6ixcret Show, Chiang Mai Night Safari, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Si Suphan and Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mae Rim
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2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Suthat, Wat Pho, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, and finally get in on some local fun at Khao San Road. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), see the interesting displays at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally examine the collection at Chatuchak Flower Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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