17 days in Thailand & Riyadh Itinerary

17 days in Thailand & Riyadh Itinerary

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights


Chiang Mai, Thailand — 3 nights

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Chiang Mai is known for wildlife, classes, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Chiang Mai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Chiang Mai, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get slightly colder in Chiang Mai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Wat Pho, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Bangkok sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Pattaya.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Pattaya, Thailand — 2 nights

Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary Of Truth, and then head off the coast to Koh Larn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Walking Street Pattaya and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pattaya travel route planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Pattaya by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pattaya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Patong.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip

Patong, Thailand — 5 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Step out of Patong to go to Chalong and see Big Buddha Phuket, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with No Gravity Dive Center, make a trip to Wat Suwan Khiriwong, stop by China Town Plaza Patong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Patong online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Pattaya to Patong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Riyadh.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Side Trips

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 2 nights

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then stroll around King Abdullah Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Al Faisaliyah Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Illusions Riyadh.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Riyadh route maker tool.

You can fly from Patong to Riyadh in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Patong to Riyadh due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Patong in July; daily highs in Riyadh reach 49°C and lows reach 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Thailand travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Phuket travel guide

Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.