Chiang Mai Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Chiang Mai in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Chiang Mai in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Chiang Mai that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Chiang Mai itinerary.

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3 Days in Chiang Mai - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

One of the largest cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for receiving the UNESCO title of Creative City. with more than 300 temples that adorn the landscapes of the city, it has become a lovely tourist attraction over the years. Nestled on the banks of the Ping River, the city combines ancient structures with natural beauty perfectly. When you explore Chiang Mai in 3 days, you will get a chance to experience the authentic Thai vibes. Here is the list of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Chiang Mai that will give you a chance to make the most of your time.

What to see in 3 days in Chiang Mai?

Temples in Chiang Mai

You can reserve one whole day to visiting the temples in Chiang Mai as the city is dotted with numerous traditional Hindu and Buddhist temples. These places of worship hold a significant place in the local history as some of the temples date back to the 13th and 14th century. The list of famous temples includes Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chiang Man, Wat Ku Tao, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chet Yot, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Suan Dok, and Wat Umong. As you have 72 hours in Chiang Mai, you can easily cover most of these sites. The city is also home to several mosques and a couple of Hindu temples.

Other tourist attractions in Chiang Mai

The city offers numerous family-friendly activities. You can start your day by going to Chiang Mai Zoo and spend a couple of hours there. Choose from places like Chiang Mai National Museum, Art in Paradise, Tribal Museum, Tha Phae Gate, Bhubing Palace, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, according to your interests. You can include such attractions in your Chiang Mai itinerary for 3 days to have a wholesome experience. There are other sites like Royal Park Rajapruek, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Huay Kaew Waterfall, Three Kings Monument, and Doi Suthep–Pui National Park that will introduce you to the different aspects of Chiang Mai.

Shopping and entertainment

Informally known as Thailand’s shopping capital, Chiang Mai is the place to buy lovely souvenirs. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar on Chang Khlan Road is one of the famous local markets in Chiang Mai. This market is also a great place to experience the unique nightlife in Chiang Mai that will let you soak in the local flavor. You must a couple of evenings exploring these markets when you have 3 days in Chiang Mai. The city hosts weekend street markets as well that are dotted with food stalls where you can taste authentic traditional dishes. You can visit Rachadamnoen Road and Wua Lai Road for exploring such markets. Talat Warorot is a place that is known for serving delicious local delicacies.

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Best Hotels in Chiang Mai for 3 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Chiang Mai itinerary 3 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Chiang Mai. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Chiang Mai in 4 days or 5 days.

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