9 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Krabi Town Itinerary

9 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Krabi Town Itinerary

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9 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Krabi Town Itinerary

Start: Ko Lanta
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Krabi Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
End: Ko Lanta

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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, admire the striking features of State Tower, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, and admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip site .

Ko Lanta to Bangkok is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bangkok are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping 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)

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Shooting Club Chiang Mai (in Mae Rim). Spend the 31st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, stop by G.G Armani collection, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shooting Club Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Krabi Exotic Decor, look for gifts at King's Fashion, Tailors in Ao nang, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and finally kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Railay View Point and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town tour itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Krabi Town. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

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