8 days in Thailand Itinerary

8 days in Thailand Itinerary

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8 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
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: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), don't miss a visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get a dose of the wild on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Bangkok hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning tool .

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, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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