18 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket Itinerary

18 days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket Itinerary

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Bangkok
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Chiang Mai
— 4 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Phuket Town
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Phuket Town, Phuket
— 9 nights
Bus to Phuket, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok
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Bangkok

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) as well as Chatuchak Weekend Market. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

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Venice, Italy to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Bangkok is 6 hours. Traveling from Venice in December, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Chiang Mai

— 4 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You've added Wat Pha Lat, Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai, Night Bazaar, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh and admire the striking features of Wat Chiang Man.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

Phuket Town, Phuket

— 9 nights
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Phuket Town side-trips: Kata Beach (in Kata Beach), Karon Viewpoint (in Karon) and Patong (Scuba & Snorkeling, Kidzoona, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Phang Nga Bay., try out the rides at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, enjoy the sand and surf at Karon Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town online vacation maker.

Getting from Chiang Mai to Phuket Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Phuket Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 23:

Bangkok

— 1 night

City of Angels

Your day by day itinerary now includes Chatuchak Weekend Market as well as Siam Paragon. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon, and finally stop by R.Boss Bespoke.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.