40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Bangkok
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Bangkok — 13 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Wat Pho and Wat Maha That are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to The Grand Palace and Chatuchak Weekend Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Wat Bot (Luang Por Tho) (in Sam Khok), Samut Prakan (Bangpu Recreation Center & Bangpu Nature Education Center) and Nakhon Chai Si (Jesada Technik Museum & Woodland Muangmai). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, get to know the fascinating history of Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), and explore the activities along Chao Phraya River.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 96°F and 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Pattaya.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Pattaya — 8 nights

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Get some cultural insight at The Sanctuary Of Truth and Wang Sam Sien. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Koh Larn and Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Upside Down Pattaya (in Na Chom Thian), Miniature Thai Royal Barge Performance Center (in Bang Lamung) and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herb Garden (in Map Kha). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, get your game on at Laser Battle Harbor Pattaya, make a splash at Ramayana Water Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Pattaya.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in April, you will find days in Pattaya are a bit cooler (91°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Chiang Mai — 16 nights

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Ched Yot. Venture out of the city with trips to Conserve Natural Forests (in Pai), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pattaya in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chiang Mai, with highs around 99°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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