13 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

13 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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13 days in Bangkok & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 7 nights
plane:  2​h
2
Chiang Mai
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Train Night Market, Khao San Road, Platinum Fashion Mall, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Saket. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok driving holiday planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Bangkok reach 41°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

5
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.
You've added Thanin Market, Khamthiang Flower Market, CentralFestival Chiangmai, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep to see Wat Phra That Doi Suthep about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planning site .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Bangkok in April, with lows around 28°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tha Pae Walking Street, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Tha Pae Walking Street ©
Tha Pae Walking Street
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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