40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

40 days in Bangkok, Pattaya & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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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 Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to The Grand Palace and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Borom Puttharam, Wat Ko Kaew Ketsadarop, &more), Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) and Nakhon Chai Si (Human Imagery Museum, Woodland Muangmai, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get to know the resident critters at Safari World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bangkok, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Bangkok to be warmer, temps between 94°F and 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Pattaya — 11 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 Love Art Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Koh Larn and Ripley's World Pattaya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pattaya: Miniature Thai Royal Barge Performance Center (in Bang Lamung), Rayong (Ko Kloi Floating Market & Rayong Aquarium) and Si Racha (Space Inspirium, Khao Kheow Country Club, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Walking Street Pattaya, get your game on at HarborLand @HARBOR PATTAYA, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Pattaya, and stop by Tailor Pattaya - Lalwani Mode Atelier.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pattaya road trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect nights in Pattaya to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.
Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature
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Chiang Mai — 13 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 Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng), Mae Rim (Siam Insect Zoo & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary) and Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, and contemplate the long history of Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Pattaya, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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