11 Days of Adventure in Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep, Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

11 days in Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep is a mountain located in the Mueang Chiang Mai District of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is famous for its stunning views, historical sites, and natural beauty. With 11 days in Doi Suthep, you can fully immerse yourself in the culture, history, and adventure this destination has to offer.

Activities for Doi Suthep

Exploration, Nature, History, Food, Shopping

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1 - Exploring Old City Chiang Mai

Visit Wat Phra SinghExplore Tha Phae GateStroll through Sunday Walking Street Market

Traditional Khao Soi noodles at a local street food stall Enjoy live music at a rooftop bar

Day 2 - Doi Suthep Temple and Bhubing Palace

Visit Doi Suthep TempleExplore Bhubing Palace and its gardens

Authentic Northern Thai cuisine at a traditional restaurant Watch a traditional Thai dance performance

Day 3 - Elephant Nature Park

Spend the day at Elephant Nature ParkFeed and bathe rescued elephantsLearn about elephant conservation

Vegan dinner at a plant-based restaurant Relax with a traditional Thai massage

Day 4 - Doi Inthanon National Park

Explore Doi Inthanon National ParkHike to the summit of Doi InthanonVisit the Twin Pagodas

Traditional Northern Thai barbecue Enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional music and dance

Day 5 - Chiang Mai Night Safari

Experience the Chiang Mai Night SafariGo on a nocturnal animal tourWatch the predator show

Thai hot pot at a local eatery Explore the Night Bazaar and try street food

Day 6 - Exploring Doi Suthep Village

Visit Doi Suthep Village and its traditional marketsTake a cooking class and learn to make Thai dishes

Fresh seafood dinner at a riverside restaurant Enjoy a sunset river cruise

Day 7 - Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium

Explore Chiang Mai ZooVisit the AquariumWatch animal shows

Authentic Thai curry at a local restaurant Visit a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city

Day 8 - Adventure at Mae Sa Waterfalls

Hike to Mae Sa WaterfallsSwim in natural poolsEnjoy a picnic by the water

Street food feast at the Chiang Mai Gate Night Market Try your luck at a local karaoke bar

Day 9 - Exploring Chiang Mai's Temples

Visit Wat Chedi LuangExplore Wat UmongTake a meditation class

Northern Thai-style barbecue at a local night market Attend a traditional Lanna dance performance

Day 10 - Shopping at Nimmanhaemin Road

Explore the trendy shops and boutiques on Nimmanhaemin RoadVisit the local art galleries and studios

International food court at Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center Live music at a jazz bar

Day 11 - Farewell to Doi Suthep

Visit the Doi Suthep Hmong VillageLearn about the Hmong hill tribe cultureEnjoy panoramic views from the village

Celebratory dinner at a fine dining restaurant in Chiang Mai Experience the vibrant nightlife of Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar

How to get to

By Land
The most common way to get to Doi Suthep is by road. You can hire a taxi or rent a car to drive up the winding mountain road. Alternatively, you can take a songthaew (red truck taxi) from Chiang Mai city center to the base of Doi Suthep and then climb the 309 steps to reach the temple on top of the mountain.

By Air
The nearest airport to Doi Suthep is Chiang Mai International Airport. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a songthaew to reach Doi Suthep.

By Sea
Doi Suthep is located inland and does not have direct access to the sea.