21 days in Thailand Itinerary

21 days in Thailand Itinerary

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21 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
1
Bangkok
— 6 nights
shuttle:  1​h
2
Ayutthaya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Sukhothai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Chiang Mai
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Chiang Rai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
End: Bangkok

6
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.
You've added Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawihan, The Upper Terrace, Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. There's more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Gosnoop.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary maker app .

In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
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Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan ©
Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat

1
night
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wat Thammikarat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Ram, contemplate the long history of Wat Maheyong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Na Phramen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan.

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You can take a shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
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Wat Thammikarat ©
Wat Thammikarat
Wat Maheyong ©
Wat Maheyong
St. Joseph's Church ©
St. Joseph's Church

3
nights
Sukhothai

Sukhothai ©
A trip to Sukhothai is a must for anyone interested in the origins of the Thai empire, which began in this city in the 13th century.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Chang Lom and Wat Sa Si. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wat Chetuphon and Wat Phrapai Luang. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Trapang Tong Lang, identify plant and animal life at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary, get all the equipment you need at Green E-bike Sukhothai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chedi Si Hong.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sukhothai online trip planner .

You can drive from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sukhothai when traveling from Ayutthaya in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wat Traphang Thong
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Wat Trapang Tong Lang ©
Wat Trapang Tong Lang
Wat Sa Si ©
Wat Sa Si
Wat Chang Lom ©
Wat Chang Lom

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. You'll explore and learn at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Baan Tipmanee. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Rescue Park, stroll the grounds of Wat Suan Dok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Buppharam, and explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Thaton and Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phrathat Chom Sak and Wat Klang Wiang. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiang Rai: Mae Fa Luang (Hall of Inspiration & Doi Tung) and Mae Suai (Doi Chang & Wat Sang Kaew Phothiyan). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chiang Rai tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, things will get little chillier in Chiang Rai: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mae Fa Luang, Mae Suai, Wat Thaton
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Wat  Thaton ©
Wat Thaton
Wat Phrathat Chom Sak ©
Wat Phrathat Chom Sak
Wat Klang Wiang ©
Wat Klang Wiang

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by The Gentleman, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pathum Wanaram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assumption Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratchabophit.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chiang Rai in December: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
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Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral
Wat Pathum Wanaram ©
Wat Pathum Wanaram
Wat Ratchabophit ©
Wat Ratchabophit

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