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Thailand itineraryThailand will never disappoint. This Thailand itinerary takes in ancient sites, lush forests, hill tribes and sublime beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Thailand itinerary:

Luxury Golden Palace, Bangkok
1 โœˆTo Bangkok (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจMandarin Oriental (Book >) All hotels >
Spend a couple of hours at the Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw the join the bustle on Khao San Road.
3 Take a ferry down the Chao Phraya river past Wat Arun to Wat Pho (Pier N8 – Tha Tien) which contains the gigantic reclining Buddha. You can find Chao Phraya ferry information on this site.
4 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train (Book >) Dep: 18:10 ๐ŸจTrain (Book >)
Relax on a river and canal cruise to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Admire the silk art and teak houses at Jim Thompsonโ€™s House. Book your train ticket in advance if you want to guarantee the class in which you travel.
5 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train Arr: 07:15 ๐ŸจAkyra Manor (Book >) All hotels >
Travel out to Doi Suthep and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well as the surrounding national park if you’ve time. Back in the city check out the temples Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phan Tao. If you’ve still got time then see the 8th century city of Wiang Kum Kam. Dress conservatively when visiting temples.
6-7 Embark on a trek through Huay Nam DAng National Park and meet the Karen hill tribes inhabiting this area. Remember to bring insect repellent and a filter water bottle.
8 โœˆChiang Mai to Phuket flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจSurin Phuket (Book >) All hotels >
At the end of your trek enjoy a bamboo rafting trip along the Mae Tang River then return to Chiang Mai. Stay in Phuket or journey out to one of the beautiful islands (I recommend the Six Senses hotel on Phang Nga).
You can find ferry times here.
If you’re travelling between April and August then the weather will be better on the East Coast – fly to Ko Samui instead.
9-12 So many beautiful beaches! After all that hiking, sightseeing and temple viewing you’ve earned some time to relax. If you’re short of time then it’s best to base yourself in one location and do day trips.
13 โœˆPhuket (or Ko Samui) to Bangkok flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจMandarin Oriental (Book >) All hotels >
Last day to enjoy the beaches and bays of Southern Thailand. Do some research before visiting an animal sanctuary – some treat animals appallingly.
14 โœˆBangkok to home Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Thailand itinerary with the Malaysia & Borneo or Cambodia itinerary
Book your transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 โœˆTo Bangkok (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจAkara Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Spend a couple of hours at the Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw the join the bustle on Khao San Road.
3 Take a ferry down the Chao Phraya river past Wat Arun to Wat Pho (Pier N8 – Tha Tien) which contains the gigantic reclining Buddha. You can find Chao Phraya ferry information on this site.
4 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train (Book >) Dep: 18:10 ๐ŸจTrain (Book >)
Relax on a river and canal cruise to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Admire the silk art and teak houses at Jim Thompsonโ€™s House. Book your train ticket in advance if you want to guarantee the class in which you travel.
5 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train Arr: 07:15 ๐ŸจOriental Siam Resort (Book >) All hotels >
Travel out to Doi Suthep and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well as the surrounding national park if you’ve time. Back in the city check out the temples Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phan Tao. If you’ve still got time then see the 8th century city of Wiang Kum Kam. Dress conservatively when visiting temples.
6-7 Embark on a trek through Huay Nam Dang National Park and meet the Karen hill tribes inhabiting this area. Remember to bring insect repellent and a filter water bottle.
8 โœˆChiang Mai to Phuket flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจAmira Phuket (Book >) All hotels >
At the end of your trek enjoy a bamboo rafting trip along the Mae Tang River then return to Chiang Mai. Stay in Phuket or journey out to one of the beautiful islands (I recommend the Ban Sainai hotel on Krabi). You can find ferry times here. If you’re travelling between April and August then the weather will be better on the East Coast – fly to Ko Samui instead.
9-12 So many beautiful beaches! After all that hiking, sightseeing and temple viewing you’ve earned some time to relax. If you’re short of time then it’s best to base yourself in one location and do day trips.
13 โœˆPhuket (or Ko Samui) to Bangkok flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจAkara Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Last day to enjoy the beaches and bays of Southern Thailand. Do some research before visiting an animal sanctuary – some treat animals appallingly.
14 โœˆBangkok to home Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Thailand itinerary with the Malaysia & Borneo or Cambodia itinerary
Book your transfer to the airport.
Budget Bangkok, Thailand
1 โœˆTo Bangkok (Book >) Dep: Morning ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Morning ๐ŸจBuddy Lodge (Book >) All hostels >
Spend a couple of hours at the Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw the join the bustle on Khao San Road.
3 Take a ferry down the Chao Phraya river past Wat Arun to Wat Pho (Pier N8 – Tha Tien) which contains the gigantic reclining Buddha. You can find Chao Phraya ferry information on this site.
4 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train (Book >) Dep: 18:10 ๐ŸจTrain (Book >)
Relax on a river and canal cruise to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Admire the silk art and teak houses at Jim Thompsonโ€™s House. Book your train ticket in advance if you want to guarantee the class in which you travel.
5 ๐Ÿš„Bangkok to Chiang Mai train Arr: 07:15 ๐ŸจVilla Thai Orchid (Book >) All hotels >
Travel out to Doi Suthep and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well as the surrounding national park if you’ve time. Back in the city check out the temples Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phan Tao. If you’ve still got time then see the 8th century city of Wiang Kum Kam. Dress conservatively when visiting temples.
6-7 Embark on a trek through Huay Nam Dang National Park and meet the Karen hill tribes inhabiting this area. Remember to bring insect repellent and a filter water bottle.
8 โœˆChiang Mai to Phuket flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจLub d Phuket Patong (Book >) All hotels >
At the end of your trek enjoy a bamboo rafting trip along the Mae Tang River then return to Chiang Mai. Stay in Phuket or journey out to one of the beautiful islands (I recommend the Bananas Bungalows on Phang Nga). You can find ferry times here. If you’re travelling between April and August then the weather will be better on the East Coast – fly to Ko Samui instead.
9-12 So many beautiful beaches! After all that hiking, sightseeing and temple viewing you’ve earned some time to relax. If you’re short of time then it’s best to base yourself in one location and do day trips.
13 โœˆPhuket (or Ko Samui) to Bangkok flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจBuddy Lodge (Book >) All hostels >
Last day to enjoy the beaches and bays of Southern Thailand. Do some research before visiting an animal sanctuary – some treat animals appallingly.
14 โœˆBangkok to home Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Thailand itinerary with the Laos, Malaysia & Borneo or Cambodia itinerary
Take the rail link to the airport.

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