Tour code:
TL21D
Duration
21 days 20 nights
Start in
Bangkok
Finish in
Phuket
Places to visit
Bangkok – Mae Klong Raiway market – Damnoen Saduak floating market – Kanchanaburi - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Uthai Thani - Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Rai – Doi Mae Salong – Chiang Saen - Thaton – Chiang Dao - Elephant Poopoo paper farm – Mae Ping River cruise - Phuket - Koh Phi Phi Island
Starts
Ends
Bangkok, Thailand Phuket, Thailand

Highlights

Thailand offers a wide range of attractions and places to visit, catering to various interests and preferences. Here are some of the top places to visit in "Thailand travel itinerary 3 weeks":

  • Bangkok: The vibrant capital known for its grand palaces, ornate temples, lively markets, and dynamic nightlife.
  • Kanchanaburi, in western Thailand near Myanmar's border, is renowned for its natural beauty, history, and River Kwai.
  • Ayutthaya: Discover the ancient capital of Thailand, founded in 1350 CE, and once the Kingdom's capital until the 18th century.
  • Sukhothai: Another UNESCO site, considered the birthplace of Thai culture, showcasing ancient temples.
  • Uthai Thani in central Thailand is famous for its beautiful natural scenery, including forests, rivers, and mountains, with the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary being a major draw for nature lovers.
  • Chiang Rai: Unique architectural wonders like the White and Blue Temples.
  • Chiang Mai: In northern Thailand, it offers rich culture, ancient temples, traditional markets, and proximity to scenic mountains.
  • Phuket: Thailand's largest island, famous for stunning beaches, nightlife, and water sports.
  • Phi Phi Islands: Renowned for crystal-clear waters, snorkeling, and the iconic Maya Bay.

These are just a few of the many places to visit in Thailand. Whether you're interested in history, culture, adventure, relaxation, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the country, Thailand has something to offer every traveler.

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Day 1: Arrival In Bangkok (no-meals)
Car
Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has a rich history closely tied to the Chakri dynasty. After checking in at the hotel, you'll have free time to relax.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok City Tour (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

After breakfast, we'll explore the revered Grand Royal Palace, the holiest and most majestic site in Bangkok, housing centuries-old temples and official buildings. Within the compound, we'll also visit the iconic Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha statue.

Next, we'll continue to Wat Pho, a sprawling temple complex featuring the colossal Reclining Buddha. Situated along the Chao Phraya River's eastern shore, south of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is one of Bangkok's oldest and largest Buddhist temples. The highlight here is the renowned 45-meter-long, 15-meter-high Reclining Buddha statue adorned with mother-of-pearl inlay.

Afterward, lunch (client's expense) at a local restaurant followed by a stroll through bustling Chinatown, famous for its diverse regional specialties prepared with the freshest ingredients. We'll also visit Wat Traimit, renowned for its Golden Buddha.

In the afternoon, we'll embark on a long-tail boat journey along the Chao Phraya River and its vibrant Thonburi canal network, offering captivating views of local life. You'll have opportunities to purchase snacks, souvenirs, or use restroom facilities during the stops. Our journey includes a visit to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Afterward, return to the hotel for leisure time.

Stay overnight in Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok – Mae Klong Raiway Market – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

After breakfast, leave Bangkok for a day in the tranquil Thai countryside of Samut Songkhram Province, just an hour away. Begin at the unique Mae Klong Railway market, where vendors swiftly clear their stalls when trains arrive, only to set them up again moments later.

Continue to the iconic Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, offering a glimpse into the original floating market charm. Enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride through the canals, exploring the old part of the market and its vibrant local life.

On weekends, choose between Damnoen Saduak and the quieter Tha Kha floating market, where you can take a short paddle boat tour and witness the traditional Thai coconut palm sugar-making process.

Later, head to Kanchanaburi to visit World War II memorials like the Jeath War Museum and Cemetery. Experience a scenic 30-minute train ride along the Wang Pho railway before returning to your hotel by car.

Stay overnight in Kanchanaburi

Day 4: Kanchanaburi - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya (B)
Car

In the morning, we'll journey to Bang Pa-In, a trip lasting over 2 hours. There, we'll visit the Summer Palace, a historic site from the Ayutthaya era with a distinctive blend of European, Khmer, Thai, and Chinese architecture, often used as the King's summer residence.

Afterward, we'll transfer to Ayutthaya, the ancient Thai city, and explore its temple highlights by riding a Kermit tuk-tuk. These charming tuk-tuks are unique to Ayutthaya and Trang provinces. Our temple tour will include Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat (famous for a Buddha face emerging from a tree), and a visit to a local market before reaching Wat Phra Srisanphet.

Check in hotel and overnight in Ayutthaya

Day 5: Ayutthaya – Lopburi - Uthai Thani (B)
Car

After breakfast, we'll set out for Uthai Thani via Lopburi. Our first stop is The King Narai's Palace, built by King Narai the Great, who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688. The palace was constructed in 1666 and served as his residence for about 8-9 months annually, except during the rainy season. Lopburi was designated as the second capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, and the palace was used for relaxation, hunting, governance, and hosting official guests.

Following this visit, you'll have lunch on your own. Our journey will then take us to Uthai Thani, with a stop at Ban Khok Mo village, known for its traditional weaving. We'll also visit the remarkable Thasung Temple, famous for its "crystal hall." Later, we'll enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Sakaekrang River, lined with floating houses.

Upon reaching town, we'll explore the lively night market.

Overnight in Uthai Thani

Day 6: Uthai Thani – Sukhothai (B)
Car

Today's journey starts with a 45-minute drive to Hub Patthard, where you'll explore a cave leading to a hidden valley. Next, visit Kampheang Phet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra Tat, and the Aranyik Archaeological Site, significant in Thai history.

Traveling along scenic country roads, your next stop is Phitsanulok, where you can visit the Cha Tawee Folk Museum and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, home to one of Thailand's most sacred Buddha images.

From here we’ll continue on to the city of Sukhothai for overnight.

Day 7: Sukhothai - Lampang (B)
Car Bicycle

After breakfast, we'll take you to the bicycle parking area for a cycling adventure in the Sukhothai Historical Park. With nearly 200 well-preserved ruined chedis, we'll start by visiting the Ajana Buddha image and the legendary spoken Buddha at Wat Sri Chum. Then, we'll head to Wat Prapailuang, the former community center before the Sukhothai Kingdom.

Our journey also includes stops at temples like Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri, and Wat Trapang Ngoen.

Afternoon you will be transferred to Lampang, small and nice city for overnight.

Day 8: Lampang – Chiang Rai (B)
Car

In the morning, after breakfast, we'll explore Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a remarkable example of Lanna-style architecture in Thailand. This temple maintains its original 13th-century charm with open-sided viharns, in contrast to many modernized counterparts. Combining Lanna and Thai Lü styles, its name translates to "the temple of Lampang's Great Buddha Relic."

After our visit, we'll enjoy a 30-minute horse-cart ride through the city and nearby villages. In the afternoon, we'll head to Chiang Rai, with a pleasant coffee break at Phayao Lake, offering stunning views. We'll reach Chiang Rai by day's end.Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 9: Chiang Rai – Doi Mae Salong – Chiang Saen (B)
Car

After breakfast, we'll head to northern Thailand's picturesque mountainous region. We'll start the day with a scenic drive to Mae Salong, where you can enjoy tea tasting at one of the local plantations nestled amidst lush green hills.

Afterward, explore two ethnic minority villages, Akah village of Loyo and Lisu village of Ban Hanygo. Our day concludes with a visit to the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden.

Overnight in Chiang Saen

Day 10: Chiang Saen – Thaton – Chiang Dao (B)
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In the morning, our first stop will be the Opium Museum. Afterward, we'll proceed to Thaton, a charming location graced by a magnificent Buddha statue. There, you'll explore the Wat Thaton temple.

Next, we'll journey to the mountainous Fang district and ascend to Mount Doi Angkhang. At the Royal Doi Angkhang station project, you can see the cultivation of flowers and fruits suited for the cooler climate. To round off the day, we'll visit the hill tribe village of Ban Khum.

Overnight in Doi Ang Khang

Day 11: Chiang Dao - Chiang Mai – Join Cooking Class (B,L,D)
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We'll head to Chiang Mai via Chiang Dao, where we'll explore the Chiang Dao cave with its four interconnected caverns featuring impressive stalactites.

In the afternoon, upon reaching Chiang Mai, we'll have a delightful shared cooking class to learn how to prepare Thai cuisine.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 12: Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep (B)
Car

In the morning, we'll embark on a walking tour of Chiang Mai's old town, with stops at the old wall, the moat, and one of the town's ancient gates. You'll also get to admire some of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai, including Wat Prah Singh, Wat Phan Tao, and Wat Chedi Luang. Afterward, we'll meander through quaint streets lined with traditional houses, enjoying a rickshaw tour. Our morning will culminate in a visit to the bustling Warorot Central Market.

In the afternoon, we'll explore Doi Suthep Hill, and in the evening, you can indulge in some retail therapy at the Night Market.

Stay overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 13: Chiang Mai - Elephant Poopoo Paper Farm – Mae Ping River Cruise (B)
Car

In the morning, post-breakfast, we'll head to the Elephant Poopoo Paper Farm, an eco-friendly outdoor museum park. Here, you'll discover the fascinating process of creating paper products from elephant poop fibers through eight pavilions. You'll even have the opportunity to try your hand at making poopoo paper.

In the afternoon, we'll enjoy a two-hour boat trip along the Mae Ping River, offering a picturesque journey with changing river scenery, traditional teak houses, and rural greenery along the way.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 14: Chiang Mai – Phuket (B)
Car Air plane

Today is free for your leisure activities until it's time to head to the airport for your flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, we'll pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in the Patong Beach area. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please.

Overnight in Phuket

Day 15: Phuket Free Time For Relax

You have the entire day free to explore and enjoy Phuket at your own pace. Make the most of your time by relaxing on the beach, exploring local attractions, trying out water sports, or indulging in delicious Thai cuisine. Enjoy your day in Phuket!

Overnight in Phuket

Day 16: Phuket Free Time For Relax (B)

You have the entire day free to explore and enjoy Phuket at your own pace. Make the most of your time by relaxing on the beach, exploring local attractions, trying out water sports, or indulging in delicious Thai cuisine. Enjoy your day in Phuket!

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 17: Phuket – Koh Phi Phi Island (B)
Sampan Cruise

You have some free time before your transfer by ferry to Koh Phi Phi, which is estimated to depart at 08:30 AM. Once you arrive at Koh Phi Phi and check in at your hotel, you'll have the remainder of the day to explore and enjoy the beautiful island at your leisure.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, explore the local attractions, or simply unwind, you have the freedom to make the most of your time on Koh Phi Phi.

Overnight in Koh Phi Phi

Day 18: Koh Phi Phi Island Free & Easy (B)

Make the most of your free time on Koh Phi Phi Island by relaxing on the beautiful beaches, exploring the local scene, enjoying water sports, or island hopping. There are plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and adventure on this picturesque island. Enjoy at your own pace!

Overnight in Koh Phi Phi

Day 19: Koh Phi Phi Island Free & Easy (B)

Make the most of your free time on Koh Phi Phi Island by relaxing on the beautiful beaches, exploring the local scene, enjoying water sports, or island hopping. Enjoy at your own pace!

Overnight in Koh Phi Phi.

Day 20: Koh Phi Phi Island Free & Easy (B)

Make the most of your free time on Koh Phi Phi Island by relaxing on the beautiful beaches, exploring the local scene, enjoying water sports, or island hopping. Enjoy at your own pace!

Overnight in Koh Phi Phi

Day 21: Koh Phi Phi Island – Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Car Air plane

In the morning, post-breakfast, you'll catch a ferry (estimated departure at 14:30) from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. From Phuket, you'll then be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

End of your Thailand itinerary 3 weeks !

  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Local Sampan cruise or Bamboo rafting.
    • Elephant camp.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
  • Notes

    • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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