13 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

13 days in Hong Kong & Thailand Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  26 h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Empire International Tailors, Victoria Harbour, IFC mall, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of IFC mall, then take a stroll through Sham Shui Po, then wander the streets of Kowloon Bay, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Victoria Harbour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Dragon's Back, then take a stroll through Tsim Sha Tsui, then get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and finally stop by Empire International Tailors.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 19- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hong Kong is 13 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 91°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Kowloon Bay ©
Kowloon Bay
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

4
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.
Wat Pho and Wat Maha That are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok journey planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Bangkok by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oasis Rooftop Garden Bar as well as Wat Pha Lat. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Wat Si Suphan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham and Wat Phan Tao. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Thai Elephant Home (in Mae Taeng) and Umbrella Village - Bor Sang (in Bo Sang). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Home, Umbrella Village - Bor Sang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Suan Dok ©
Wat Suan Dok

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