10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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10 days in Bangkok, Phuket & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
2
Patong
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok driving holiday 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. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 94°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Patong

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patong Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Phuket Trickeye Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Patong when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 74°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Phuket Trickeye Museum, Alex Fashion House
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Get some cultural insight at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Glang-Viang Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary (in Mae Rim) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Wattana Art Gallery, look for gifts at Supreme Collection, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai online visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in Chiang Mai. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

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