11 days in Bangkok, Siem Reap & Chiang Mai Itinerary

11 days in Bangkok, Siem Reap & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and then explore the activities along Klongs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Bangkok reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Klongs ©
Klongs
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) ©

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the fine beverages at Georges Distillery Rum Tasting and Making Siem Reap, thenstop by Mekong Quilts, and finally look for gifts at Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Shopping Nature Parks
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Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum
Kbal Spean ©
Kbal Spean

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Supreme Collection, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kad Luang - Warorot Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai online attractions planner.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Siem Reap in December, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Chiang Mai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Saket. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siam Paragon and Chatuchak Flower Market. See some other sides of Bangkok: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple).

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bangkok vacation app.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Chiang Mai in December, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) ©
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) ©
Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

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