11 days in Virginia & Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Virginia & Thailand Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Newport News, United States
Drive:  1​h
1
Virginia Beach, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Arlington, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
4
Pattaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
6
Richmond, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Newport News, United States


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day
Virginia Beach, United States

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner .

Newport News to Virginia Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2
nights
Arlington, United States

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Gravelly Point Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington online trip maker .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In April in Arlington, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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nights
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bangkok visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Arlington to Bangkok with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Traveling from Arlington in April, expect Bangkok to be much hotter, temps between 96°F and 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Sanctuary Of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum), then head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

Start your trip to Pattaya by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bangkok in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pattaya: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Nature Parks
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Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
Walking Street Pattaya ©
Walking Street Pattaya

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nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 1st (Fri), stop by Mengrai Kilns, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Chiang Mai online travel planner .

You can fly from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Pattaya, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Chiang Mai, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

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day
Richmond, United States

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and then explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Richmond route planning website .

Explore your travel options from Chiang Mai to Richmond with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Chiang Mai in May, expect nights in Richmond to be cooler, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
African Burial Ground ©
African Burial Ground

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