How to Spend 2 Days in Chiang Mai with Kids


We did a tour of Thailand visiting the 3 major cities Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok We only had 2 days in Chiang Mai which gave us a nice introduction to the city. If you’re short on time like us here’s how to make the best of 2 in Chiang Mai with kids.

We visited Chiang Mai with kids in February after first visiting Phuket for a few days. It’s the dry season so the perfect time for a visit. It also means it’s hot so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen.

When to Visit Chiang Mai

How to Get From Phuket To Chiang Mai

After flying Qatar Airways to Phuket we took Air Asia, a local budget airline to Chiang Mai. There are no frills, you have to pay for water, etc. but the flight is only 1.5hrs so we didn’t need much and the $38 price tag was perfect.

Where to Stay in Chiang Mai

The resort was very nice and had some good amenities including free breakfast 7AM-10AM, a gym, pool, and a spa.  The breakfast was buffet style at the restaurant across the street which is directly on the river.

How to Spend 2 Days in Chiang Mai with Kids


Day One: Doi Suthep & Elephant Sanctuary This 1st day we visited the Wat Phra Doi Suthep temple, the most famous temple in Chiang Mai. It is up in the mountains with a beautiful viewpoint of the city below.


Day Two: The Golden Triangle Tour of Chiang Rai

Next we went to Wat Rong Khun better known as the White Temple.  While the outside is beautiful and you can get some great photos with it as a backdrop the inside is uniquely amazing but unfortunately no photos are allowed.

Golden Triangle

Next we headed to the Golden Triangle where you can see Laos and Burma just separated by a river. We took a boat ride in the river and went to Laos where they have a little market.