8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Surin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
3
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chiang Rai
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: London

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip app .

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Surin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Surin

Surin ©
The capital of Surin province, Surin has a small but dense population of just over 40,000.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Save Elephant Foundation - Surin Project, make a trip to City Pillar Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Wat Burapharam.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Surin journey site .

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Surin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, daily temperatures in Surin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Surin

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Save Elephant Foundation - Surin Project
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Wat Burapharam ©
Wat Burapharam
City Pillar Shrine ©
City Pillar Shrine

1
night
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 19th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ched Yot, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chiang Mai using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Surin to Chiang Mai. Traveling from Surin in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Chiang Mai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

1
night
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Rong Khun.

Plan my day in Chiang Rai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in February, you will find days in Chiang Rai are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun

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