22 days in Thailand & Luang Prabang Itinerary

22 days in Thailand & Luang Prabang Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok, Thailand
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
3
Sukhothai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
7
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and Khaosan Road. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and browse the different shops at Siam Paragon.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

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

2
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
You've now added Pattaya City Sign - Viewpoint to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya, admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth, then explore the wide array of goods at Big C - Central Marina, and finally get great views at Pattaya City Sign - Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Koh Larn and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pattaya trip builder app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Pattaya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sukhothai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn

2
nights
Sukhothai, Thailand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sukhothai Historical Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Maha That. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Wat Nang Phaya, steep yourself in history at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, and then make a trip to Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Rajworawihan Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sukhothai itinerary tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pattaya to Sukhothai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Sukhothai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Sukhothai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Si Satchanalai, Wat Traphang Thong
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Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lanna Traditional House Museum CMU, take in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chang Taem, then admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Suphan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Huay Pla Kang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll around Singha Park, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Rong Khun, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, get engrossed in the history at 212 House of Opium ( MUSEUM ) พิพิธภัณฑ์บ้านฝิ่น, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pra That Pukhao, and finally make a trip to Golden Triangle Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiang Rai online road trip planner.

You can drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chiang Rai: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chiang Saen, Singha Park
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) ©

4
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, admire the striking features of Wat Xiengthong, and don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath.

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You can fly from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Patong.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong) and Phang Nga Bay. (in Ao Phang Nga National Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Patong online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luang Prabang to Patong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luang Prabang in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Patong, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Phang Nga Bay., Banana Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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