10 days in Chiang Rai, Pai & Chiang Mai Itinerary

10 days in Chiang Rai, Pai & Chiang Mai Itinerary

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Chiang Rai
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Pai
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Chiang Mai
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Chiang Rai

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Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
On the 5th (Sat), squeeze the most out of the city with Coconut Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Doi Ngam Muang. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Valley Thailand, admire the striking features of Wat Rong Khun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ku Phra Chao Mengrai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Huay Pla Kang.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Rai trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Chiang Rai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Chiang Rai, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Chiang Rai to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Wat Rong Khun
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Coffee / Tea Tour
Coconut Tours
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Pai

Pai ©
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sri Don Chai, then snap pictures at Boon Ko Ku So Bridge, then take in breathtaking views at Pai Canyon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra That Mae Yen. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Pang Mapha Viewpoint and then see Tip Off Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pai trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chiang Rai to Pai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Pai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pai

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Off-Road Tour
Tip Off Road
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Canyon
Pai Canyon
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Religious Site
Wat Phra That Mae Yen
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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©

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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pick up some new knowledge with Siam Rice Thai Cookery School, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pai to Chiang Mai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Observation Deck
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Spa
Spas
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