40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Bangkok

— 16 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.
Family-friendly places like Wat Pho and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) will thrill your kids. The Grand Palace and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (in Saraburi), Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), &more) and Mega Bangna (in Bang Phli). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Saket, take an in-depth tour of Ancient City, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok is 12 hours. In April, Bangkok is warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 96°F and lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Pattaya

— 8 nights

Resort City

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Sanctuary Of Truth and Ripley's World Pattaya. Venture out of the city with trips to Upside Down Pattaya (in Na Chom Thian), Si Racha (Space Inspirium & Khao Kheow Open Zoo) and Khao Laem Ya National Park (in Phe). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn, cool off at Cartoon Network Amazone, don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, and let the kids burn off some steam at HarborLand @HARBOR PATTAYA.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pattaya day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: highs in Pattaya hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 18:

Chiang Mai

— 13 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Bat Pupha Daeng. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elephant Rescue Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center & Wat Phra That Lampang Luang), Chom Thong (Wachirathan Falls, Sirithan Waterfall, &more) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Win). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, meet the residents at Chiang Mai Zoo, stroll through Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pattaya in May, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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