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Self-drive Northeast & North Thailand Explorer
Self-drive Northeast & North Thailand Explorer

Trip Overview

Start : Bangkok
Finish : Chiang Mai
Recommended Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Distance : 2351 Km. (1457 Miles)

This lengthy trip takes you through all Thailand has to offer. Starting in Bangkok, the route takes you through central Thailand with all its rich history up to the Northeastern plains which boasts the most luscious national park, Khao Yai, and Khmer influenced architectures and ruins of the Isan civilization ending in the northern capital of Chiang Mai. Lots of history and culture lay in wait as you pass through the cradle of Thai civilization in the central plains. Night safari and hiking trips through lush rain forests promise adventure up in Khao Yai National Park. Major towns in the northeastern Isan plateau boast their own unique traditions, cuisine and architecture. This itinerary offers the most complete insight to the vast and diverse northeastern culture and way of life as it explores every major destination from the Nakhon Ratchasima, known as the hub of Isan, all the way to Surin, the elephant province in the southern part of the plateau.

  Travel Time
(hrs.)
Travel Distance
(km./miles)
Day 1 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Saraburi - Khao Yai 3 hr. 37 min. 261/162
Day 3 Korat - Muang Tam – Surin 2 hr. 44 min. 205/127
Day 7 Khon Kaen - Pitsanulok 4 hr. 19 min. 329/204
Day 9 Lampang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai 1 hr. 58 min. 140/87
  Total for Driving Routes 32 hr. 23 min. 2351/1457