10 days in Thailand Itinerary

10 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Bus to Bophut
Bophut, Ko Samui
— 2 nights
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Bus to Koh Samui, Fly to Bangkok
— 1 night
Drive to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Fly to Washington


Chiang Mai

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Suan Dok and Wat Chiang Man. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online holiday builder.

Washington, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Chiang Mai reach 97°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Bophut, Ko Samui

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and finally kick back and relax at Chaweng Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samui Elephant Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maenam Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bophut trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, expect nights in Bophut to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Ko Pha Ngan

— 1 night
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Thong Nai Pan Noi, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Pha Ngan sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:


— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

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You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums
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Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.