11 days in Virginia & Thailand Itinerary

11 days in Virginia & Thailand Itinerary

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

1
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

Plan trip to Virginia Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newport News to Virginia Beach is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time 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 ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Gravelly Point Park, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 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, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel route builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Arlington to Bangkok in 23.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Arlington to Bangkok. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Arlington in April; daily highs in Bangkok reach 96°F and lows reach 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

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night
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary Of Truth, then head off the coast to Koh Larn, and then don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pattaya trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangkok in April, you will find days in Pattaya are a bit cooler (91°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Pattaya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Koh Larn ©
Koh Larn
The Sanctuary Of Truth ©
The Sanctuary Of Truth
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Mengrai Kilns, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai online trip maker.

Getting from Pattaya to Chiang Mai by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pattaya in April, expect nights in Chiang Mai to be slightly colder, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 99°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and then stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Richmond holiday tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Richmond in 27 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Chiang Mai to Richmond, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chiang Mai, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Richmond, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow 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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