20 days in Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
1
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Bangkok
— 4 nights
Shuttle
3
Pattaya
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bang Lamung
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Phe
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Si Racha
— 2 nights
Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Patong
7
Patong, Phuket
— 3 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Chennai

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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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chiang Man, take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and look for gifts at Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker tool.

Chennai, India to Chiang Mai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The National Museum Bangkok, Wat Chanyawat and The Grand Palace. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, stroll around Lumpini Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok sightseeing website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.
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Pattaya — 2 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You've added Pattaya Beach, Big Buddha Temple, Walking Street Pattaya, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, then step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, and then stop by Jack and Dave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C - Central Marina, then stroll through Pattaya Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Temple.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip itinerary builder website.

Take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bang Lamung.
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Bang Lamung — 2 nights

The Pattaya district of Bang Lamung has a total population of 284,000 in an area spanning 390 sq km (1,000 sq mi).
Underwater World Pattaya has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, then meet the residents at Underwater World Pattaya, and then stop by Tea Village. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Miniature Thai Royal Barge Performance Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Yansangwararam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bang Lamung online vacation planner.

Bang Lamung is very close to Pattaya. In December in Bang Lamung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phe.
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Phe — 3 nights

Khao Laem Ya National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phe: Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park (in Khao Chamao), KruKung Museum (in Chak Don) and Ban Pak Nam Krasae (Tung Prong Thong & Prasae Sin Bridge).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phe road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bang Lamung to Phe takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Phe can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Si Racha.
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Si Racha — 2 nights

A subdistrict along the east gulf of Thailand, Si Racha is a modern yet traditional town, well known as the origins of the popular hot sauce, sriracha.
You've now added Khao Kheow Open Zoo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Khao Phra Khru Viewpoint, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, and then tee off at Khao Kheow Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Ki Ti Chaloem, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Kusatsu Onsen Spa Chonburi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Khao Phra Phutthabat Bang Sai.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Si Racha trip app.

You can drive from Phe to Si Racha in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Patong, Phuket — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head outdoors with The Junk Liveaboards, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha Phuket, and finally look for gifts at Valentino Haute Couture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Patong road trip planning tool.

Getting from Si Racha to Patong by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Thailand travel guide

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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.
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