19 days in Thailand Itinerary

19 days in Thailand Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  30​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Phuket Town, Phuket
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
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 Siam Niramit, Spas & Wellness, Khao San Road, and other attractions you added.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bangkok, use our trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bangkok is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bangkok, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Bangkok is a bit warmer than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Ancient City
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Herbal Steam Sauna and Massage, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Pha Lat, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chet Yot (Wat Maha Photharam). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, buy something for everyone on your list at Kad Luang - Warorot Market, see the interesting displays at Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chang Taem.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in October, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Wat Phra That Hariphunchai ©
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Ched Yot ©
Wat Ched Yot

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Temple. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Rong Khun, take in the spiritual surroundings of White Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Singha Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hall of Opium Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at King Mengrai Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Baan Dam Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chiang Rai trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Chiang Rai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น
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4
nights
Phuket Town, Phuket

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patong Beach and Karon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phuket Town: Patong (Spas & Wellness, Bangla Road, & more) and Niphon's Rich Collection (in Kata Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha and take in the waterfront activity at Ao Po Pier.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Phuket Town vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Phuket Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Ao Po Pier
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bangkok City Pillar Shrine Lak Muang, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, CentralWorld, and other attractions you added. On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, browse the different shops at CentralWorld, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bangkok City Pillar Shrine Lak Muang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, get a taste of local nightlife at Taste of Thailand Food Tours, and then explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bangkok trip builder .

Getting from Phuket Town to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
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CentralWorld ©
CentralWorld
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

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