19 days in Bangkok, Hanoi & Chiang Mai Itinerary

19 days in Bangkok, Hanoi & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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19 days in Bangkok, Hanoi & Chiang Mai Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, stop by Rajawongse Clothier, and admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok online travel planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Bangkok is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

6
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 28th (Sun) at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 29th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), explore the activities along West Lake, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park), Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community- MOVED (in Chom Thong) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon National Park, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon National Park ©
Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Chao Phraya River, then browse the different shops at Asiatique The Riverfront, and then don't miss a visit to Khao San Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center) and then explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) ©
Asiatique The Riverfront ©
Asiatique The Riverfront

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