47 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & China Itinerary

47 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & China Itinerary

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47 days in Chiang Mai, Bangkok & China Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
3
Hangzhou, China
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Lin'an, China
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  6 h
5
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
train:  3 h
6
Zaozhuang, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Dezhou, China
— 3 nights
train:  2 h
8
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Train:  7 h
9
Xi'an, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Wuhan, China
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  1 h 30 min
11
Changsha, China
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
12
Shaoyang, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Guangzhou, China
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  1 h
14
Shenzhen, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
15
Shanghai, China
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h
End: Seattle, United States

6
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.
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip builder website .

Seattle, USA to Chiang Mai is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chiang Mai is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 90°F and lows are around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai ©

5
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Bangkok vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 77°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Hangzhou.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Hangzhou takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to China Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Hangzhou reach 75°F and lows reach 61°F. You will leave for Lin'an on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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3
nights
Lin'an, China

Lin'an
Blanketed in an abundant biodiverse landscape of forests, mountains, and lakes, Lin'an invites you to uncover some of China's most remote rural scenery.
Plan a trip to Lin'an easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Lin'an in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Lin'an are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Lin'an

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Lin'an to Shanghai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zaozhuang.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Zaozhuang, China

Zaozhuang
Zaozhuang is a prefecture-level city in the south of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zaozhuang trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Shanghai to Zaozhuang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Dezhou.

Things to do in Zaozhuang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dezhou, China

Dezhou
Dezhou is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dezhou attractions website .

Drive from Zaozhuang to Dezhou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. You'll set off for Beijing on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Dezhou

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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4
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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner .

You can drive from Dezhou to Beijing in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll set off for Xi'an on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©
Bell and Drum Towers ©
Bell and Drum Towers

5
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Xi'an Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Xi'an road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower
Drum Tower Square ©
Drum Tower Square

2
nights
Wuhan, China

Wuhan
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wuhan road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Wuhan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in November; daily highs in Wuhan reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll set off for Changsha on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Wuhan

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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2
nights
Changsha, China

Changsha
A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Changsha attractions planner .

Do a combination of train and subway from Wuhan to Changsha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Shaoyang.

Things to do in Changsha

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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2
nights
Shaoyang, China

Shaoyang
Shaoyang is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Hunan province, People's Republic of China, bordering Guangxi to the south. For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shaoyang online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Changsha to Shaoyang takes 3 hours. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toGuangzhou.

Things to do in Shaoyang

Parks
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nights
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guangzhou journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Shaoyang to Guangzhou takes 7 hours. November in Guangzhou sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll set off for Shenzhen on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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nights
Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Shenzhen trip planner .

Getting from Guangzhou to Shenzhen by combination of subway and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Shanghai on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Shenzhen

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online travel planner .

Getting from Shenzhen to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Shanghai is little chillier than Shenzhen - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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