16 days in Beijing & Thailand Itinerary

16 days in Beijing & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing, China
— 1 night
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 5 nights
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
6
Beijing, China
— 1 day

1
night
Beijing, China

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a stroll through Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip app.

Houston, USA to Beijing is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Houston to Beijing. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Beijing at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Beijing

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) ©
Qianmen (Zhengyangmen)

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip maker site.

Getting from Beijing to Bangkok by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Bangkok is warmer than Beijing - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) ©

5
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Get outdoors at Kantiang Bay and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Koh Lao Lading. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, kick back and relax at Ao Tha Lane, explore the striking landscape of Khao Phanombencha National Park, and stop by VICTORIA Fashion House.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krabi Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Krabi Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kantiang Bay
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Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rescue Park and Spas & Wellness. Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiang Mai: Mae Taeng (Thai Elephant Home & Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)), Chom Thong (Sirithan Waterfall & Wachirathan Falls) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, stop by The Lost Book Shop, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai sightseeing app.

Getting from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Chiang Mai when traveling from Krabi Town in December, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mae Taeng, Chom Thong, Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park, Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
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Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Thai Elephant Home ©
Thai Elephant Home
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si) ©
Bua Thong Waterfalls (Nam Phu Chet Si)

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, and then take a stroll through Khaosan Road.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok journey website.

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

1
day
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
On the 4th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, thenexplore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and then take a stroll through 798 Art Zone.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Beijing driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Beijing by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in January, things will get much colder in Beijing: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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