41 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

41 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Phuket Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chiang Mai
— 14 nights
2
Bangkok
— 13 nights
3
Mai Khao, Phuket
— 3 nights
4
Karon, Phuket
— 9 nights

14
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra Singh and Wat Kukut. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win), Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Maesa Elephant Camp) and Mae Wang (Khun Wang Royal Project & Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community). 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. And it doesn't end there: 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 Wat Ched Yot, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Vancouver, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time is 15 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in May; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 42°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Wang, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 10:
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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

13
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Pridi Banomyong Memorial, Wat Maha That, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planning app.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
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.

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Mai Khao with the Route module. 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

Side Trips

Nai Yang, Phuket, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
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The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Naiyang Beach ©
Naiyang Beach
Mai Khao Beach ©
Mai Khao Beach

9
nights
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 Karon 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Karon trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Mai Khao to Karon in 1.5 hours. In June in Karon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Rawai, Phuket Town, Choeng Thale, Phuket Golf Holidays
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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