17 days in Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
1
Pattaya
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Bangkok
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

4
nights
Pattaya

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiffany's Show Pattaya, Art in Paradise Pattaya and Soi 6 Corner Bar Pattaya. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Buddha and Parody Art Museum & 3D Selfie Studio. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, get your game on at Megabreak Pool Hall, admire the striking features of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), and don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pattaya attractions app .

Los Angeles, USA to Pattaya is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Pattaya is 15 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pattaya, with highs around 91°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue
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Tiffany's Show Pattaya ©
Tiffany's Show Pattaya
Big Buddha Temple ©
Big Buddha Temple
Art in Paradise Pattaya ©
Art in Paradise Pattaya

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Patara Elephant Farm - Private Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai planner .

Fly from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Pattaya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nana Plaza Bangkok as well as Soi Cowboy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, then look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Nana Plaza Bangkok. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Jim Thompson House, identify plant and animal life at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then take a stroll through Soi Cowboy, and finally wander the streets of Khao San Road.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Rajawongse Clothier ©
Rajawongse Clothier
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

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