15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

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15 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bangkok
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hua Hin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), stop by Rajawongse Clothier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, and finally wow the crowd at Khao San Road. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), examine the collection at Erawan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally see the interesting displays at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Bangkok is 15 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Bangkok at 91°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Erawan Museum
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham. Venture out of the city with trips to Mae Rim (Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park & Maerim Elephant Sanctuary) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Chom Thong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Glang-Viang Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai day trip planning website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

3
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Get some historical perspective at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Let the collections at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Woodland Muangmai capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Wat Phanan Choeng (in Ayutthaya), Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan (in Chachoengsao) and Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi). See even more of Bangkok: look for all kinds of wild species at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), look for gifts at Tom's Fashion, contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, and steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok holiday builder app .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hua Hin.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, Bang Saen Beach, Woodland Muangmai
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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Tom's Fashion ©
Tom's Fashion

3
nights
Hua Hin

Hua Hin ©
The seaside town of Hua Hin serves as a popular coastal retreat for Bangkok residents and international tourists.
You'll explore and learn at Huay Mongkol Temple and Baan Sillapin Artists Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand and The Family Tree. Take a break from Hua Hin with a short trip to Phraya Nakhon Cave in Sam Roi Yot, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suan Son Pradipat Beach, pause for some photo ops at Wat Khao Takiap, and contemplate the long history of Klai Kang Won Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hua Hin day trip app .

Getting from Bangkok to Hua Hin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hua Hin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand
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Phraya Nakhon Cave ©
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Huay Mongkol Temple ©
Huay Mongkol Temple
Suan Son Pradipat Beach ©
Suan Son Pradipat Beach

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally walk around Lumpini Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and then stop by Rajawongse Clothier.

For maps and tourist information, read Bangkok tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Hua Hin to Bangkok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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