41 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

41 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 14 nights
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Bangkok
— 13 nights
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Mai Khao, Phuket
— 3 nights
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Karon, Phuket
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Chiang Mai

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win), Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Maesa Elephant Camp) and Lamphun (Wat Kukut & Wat Phra That Hariphunchai). Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 2nd (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Thai Elephant Home. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Doi Inthanon National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Chiang Mai at 42°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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Bangkok

Bangkok ©

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Wat Maha That. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Khaosan Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Bangkok

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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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Mai Khao, Phuket

Mai Khao ©
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Relax by the water at Mai Khao Beach and Sirinat National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), enjoy the sand and surf at Naiyang Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get great views at Takeoff Landing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mai Khao visit planning website.

Fly from Bangkok to Mai Khao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. June in Mai Khao sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

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Karon, Phuket

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
You'll get in some beach time at Patong Beach and Freedom Beach. Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Karon side-trips: Elephant Family Phuket (in Cherngtalay) and Surin Beach (in Choeng Thale). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bangla Road, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get great views at Nai Harn Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Karon trip planner.

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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