40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Bangkok
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Pattaya
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Chiang Mai
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Bangkok — 10 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.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Kids will enjoy The Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), stop by Chinatown - Bangkok, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Washington to Bangkok. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Washington in January: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Pattaya.
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Pattaya — 9 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Family-friendly places like The Sanctuary Of Truth and Koh Larn will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Big Buddha Temple and Art in Paradise Pattaya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pattaya: Chonburi (Wat Yai Inthraram & Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Ki Ti Chaloem), Suan Pa Si Racha Bureau of Monks (in Si Racha) and Samaesan (Luang Pho Dam Khoachedi & Nang Ram Beach). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Khao Laem Ya National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Pattaya, and admire the masterpieces at Parody Art Museum & 3D Selfie Studio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya road trip tool.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Chiang Mai — 18 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and Wat Chiang Man. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Rescue Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Wachirathan Falls (in Chom Thong), Wat Phra That Hariphunchai (in Lamphun) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip planner.

You can fly from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pattaya in February, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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