4 days in Nan & Chiang Mai Itinerary

4 days in Nan & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Nan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Bangkok

1
night
Nan

Nan ©
It takes some determination to reach Nan, a northern city close to Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Hua Wiang Tai Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nan itinerary site.

Bangkok to Nan is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, Nan is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Nan

Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Phumin ©
Wat Phumin
Wat Phrathatchaehang ©
Wat Phrathatchaehang
Wat Phra That Khao Noi ©
Wat Phra That Khao Noi

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan and then stroll through Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nan to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park ©
Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park

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