Bangkok to Chiang Mai
The fast track route for Thailand
If you’re short on time but want to see the sights north of Bangkok (and really, who doesn’t?), this is the express trip for you. Take seven days, pack them full of wonderment and reflection in Northern Thailand — Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai, and plenty of temples, palaces, and small villages to explore — and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most memorable weeks you’ll ever have. Toss in the ease of travel by trains and there’s no way you’ll feel like you’re missing out on anything in this dynamic region.
Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Finish: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Physical Rating: 1
Ages: Min 18
Group size: Min 1, Max 12
Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi. Explore the Allied War Cemetery and the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre to learn more about the area’s history. Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai.
Day 3: Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a relaxing day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls.
Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Sukhothai
Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Drive north and head to Sukhothai for the night.
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 5: Sukhothai/Chiang Mai
Explore Sukhothai Historic Park before heading north to Chiang Mai. Visit the Doi Suthep Temple.
Day 6: Chiang Mai
Enjoy a free day to explore the wonders of historic Chiang Mai.
Day 7: Chiang Mai
Private Van, walking
Hotels/guesthouses (6 nights)
- Chiang Mai. Wat Pho visit.
- Klong riverboat tour.
- Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi).
- Thai-Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery visit.
- Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya).
- Sukhothai Historic Park visit (Sukhothai).
- Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai).
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.