We will be going to Chiang Mai in early November and and thinking to do a side trip to Chiang Rai. Our plan is upon arrival in Chiang Mai on the 1st flight out from Kuala Lumpur, we would rent a car and drive up to Chiang Rai where we will be staying a night. So, we are thinking to make as many stopovers as possible on the attractions along the way from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and up to the Golden Triangle.
I've gone through a lot of JBRs and most of it were with Jermsak - we would like to know whether would it be possible for us - non Thai and never been there - to manage a trip like this on our own and squeeze all within 2 days 1 night.
The places that are already on our list are only White and Black Temple, Doi Tung Royal Garden and the Golden Triangle. We are not into the hilltribe villages and elephant parks. Upon reading a lot of reviews, Mae Salong or Pai would be good places to do sightseeing the the way - perhaps on our way back to Chiang Mai?
Would really appreciate some insights and recommendations from the seasoned travellers here to make the most of our time there.
Thanking everyone in advance and have a good day ahead!