9 days in Thailand Itinerary

9 days in Thailand Itinerary

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9 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mae Rim
— Few hours
taxi + bus:  45​min
3
Mae Taeng
— Few hours
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Pai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Soppong
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Mae Hong Son
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Pha Lat. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, stop by The Lost Book Shop, and stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok.

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Singapore, Singapore to Chiang Mai is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, Chiang Mai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Mae Rim.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Buppharam ©
Wat Buppharam

few
hours
Mae Rim

Mae Rim ©
Holidays in Mae Rim shed a light on varied landscapes and agricultural lands in the fertile area known as the "Golden Triangle," known for its productivity and natural abundance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nong Hoi Royal Project, Tard Mork Waterfall and Baan Tong Luang - Long Neck Karen. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Baan Tong Luang - Long Neck Karen, then admire the sheer force of Tard Mork Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nong Hoi Royal Project.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mae Rim, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Mae Rim sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mae Taeng.

Things to do in Mae Rim

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nong Hoi Royal Project ©
Nong Hoi Royal Project
Baan Tong Luang - Long Neck Karen ©
Baan Tong Luang - Long Neck Karen
Tard Mork Waterfall ©
Tard Mork Waterfall

few
hours
Mae Taeng

Mae Taeng
Located in Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai Province, the district of Mae Taeng remains known for its natural beauty and interactive elephant experiences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), Pong Dueat Geyser and Huai Nam Dang National Park. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pong Dueat Geyser, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si), and then explore the striking landscape of Huai Nam Dang National Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mae Taeng online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Mae Rim to Mae Taeng in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Pai on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Mae Taeng

Parks Nature Wildlife

2
nights
Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pai River, Mae Yen Waterfalls, Sai Ngam Hot Spring, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Tue), take in the views from Boon Ko Ku So Bridge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sai Ngam Hot Spring, explore the activities along Pai River, then get outside with Yun Lai Viewpoint, and finally stop by Pai Walking Street. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pai Piranha Fishing Park, steep yourself in history at Wat Sri Don Chai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Klang, then make a trip to Wat Nam Hoo, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mae Yen Waterfalls.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pai trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Mae Taeng to Pai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Soppong.

Things to do in Pai

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pai Piranha Fishing Park ©
Pai Piranha Fishing Park
Wat Sri Don Chai ©
Wat Sri Don Chai
Wat Klang ©
Wat Klang

few
hours
Soppong

Soppong ©
On the 19th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Luk Khao Lam Viewpoint, make a trip to Ban Jabo (Black Lahu community), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mae Lana Cave.

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Traveling by car from Pai to Soppong takes 1.5 hours. In December in Soppong, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mae Hong Son.

Things to do in Soppong

Parks Nature
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Mae Lana Cave ©
Mae Lana Cave

1
night
Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son ©
A town of 7,000 in northern Thailand, Mae Hong Son remains somewhat under the mainstream tourist radar, which has allowed it to maintain a traditional Thai atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pang Ung, SuSa Waterfall and Pha Bong Hot Spring. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra Non and Karen village. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pa Tam Wua and Wat Chong Kham. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Hua Wiang Temple, take in the natural beauty of Poo Klon Country Club, don't miss a visit to Antique House and Coffee House Banboran, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat To Phae.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mae Hong Son trip planning site .

Getting from Soppong to Mae Hong Son by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mae Hong Son are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mae Hong Son

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pang Ung ©
Pang Ung
Wat Pa Tam Wua ©
Wat Pa Tam Wua

1
night
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip planner .

Drive from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums
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