How long to spend in Thailand may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Thailand? 

Well, as long as you like! From 10 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Thailand and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Thailand is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Thailand with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Thailand.

Overview of Thailand

Friendly and food-obsessed, hedonistic and historic, cultured and curious, Thailand tempts visitors with a smile as golden as the country's glittering temples and tropical beaches.

A Bountiful Table

Adored around the world, Thai cuisine expresses fundamental aspects of Thai culture: it is generous, warm, refreshing and relaxed. Thai dishes rely on fresh, local ingredients – pungent lemongrass, searing chillies and plump seafood. A varied national menu is built around the four fundamental flavours: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. Roving appetites go on eating tours of Bangkok noodle shacks, seafood pavilions in Phuket, and Burmese market stalls in Mae Sot. Cooking classes reveal the simplicity behind the seemingly complicated dishes, and mastering the market is an important survival skill.

Fields & Forests

Outside the cluttered cities and towns lies Thailand's rural heartland, a mix of rice paddies, tropical forests and villages where life is dominated by the rhythms of the agricultural clock. In the north, the forests and fields bump up against toothy blue mountains decorated with silvery waterfalls and honeycombed by deep caves. Down south, scraggy limestone cliffs poke out of the cultivated landscape like prehistoric skyscrapers, or emerge dramatically out of the turquoise sea. The usually arid northeast turns an emerald hue during the rainy season when tender green rice shoots carpet the landscape.

Sacred Spaces

The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation, and religious devotion is colourful and ubiquitous. Gleaming temples and golden Buddhas frame both the rural and the urban landscape. Ancient banyan trees are ceremoniously wrapped in sacred cloth to honour the resident spirits, fortune-bringing shrines decorate humble homes as well as monumental malls, while garland-festooned dashboards ward off traffic accidents. Visitors can join the conversation through meditation retreats in Chiang Mai, religious festivals in northeastern Thailand, underground cave shrines in Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi, and hilltop temples in northern Thailand.

Sand Between Your Toes

With a luxuriously long coastline (actually, two coastlines) and over 1400 jungle-topped islands anchored in azure waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway fit for everyone, whether hedonist or hermit, prince or pauper. The country's coast is one giant playground, with plenty going on wherever the sand meets the sea. You can snorkel the gentle waters off Ko Lipe, dive with whale sharks around Ko Tao, scale the sea cliffs of Krabi, kiteboard in Hua Hin, party on Ko Phi-Phi and recuperate at a health resort on Ko Samui. 

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Places to visit in Thailand

A bucket-list vacation spot for so many people, Thailand truly has it all–the chaotic charm of Bangkok, the epic tropical jungles, some of the best street food in the world, and palm-lined beaches that seem to go on forever. Whatever your reason for escaping to the Land of Smiles, Thailand won't disappoint.

Thailand is home to well-connected trains and budget airlines that can take you from one point of interest to the next quickly and effectively. If you're researching destinations and things to do on your next tropical vacation, check out our list of the best places to visit in Thailand.

1. Bangkok

Thailand's capital is a fast, buzzing city of over eight million people. Known for its cosmopolitan feel and vibrant street life, Bangkok is also a great gateway to the country's best temples and palaces. And while it's easy to forget when walking among Bangkok's skyscrapers, the city's heart is on the water–the many canals networking throughout the neighborhoods and the vibrant Chao Phraya River, which you can tour on a long-tail boat cruise.

For those in a shopping mood, Bangkok is home to many shopping centers, including über-luxurious Siam Paragon and travel-inspired Terminal21, as well as a number of traditional floating markets. For a more unique experience, nothing can beat Chatuchak Market — one of the largest outdoor markets in the world and a labyrinth of over 8000 stalls (be prepared for the inevitable experience of getting lost there), Chatuchak has it all and sells it at local prices.

At the top of the things to do in Bangkok is the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings that include Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the Royal Reception Halls, and Wat Pho–which houses a 46-meter-long reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf.

Lumpini Park, located in the heart of the city, extends like a green oasis in the concrete jungle that is Bangkok. Often missed by visitors, the park is a great place to see local life–from seniors practicing Thai Chi near the lake (where you can rent boats to paddle away the afternoon) to massive water monitor lizards.

Here is our Bangkok Travel Guide

2. Chiang Mai

Shrouded in misty, jungly mountains, Chiang Mai is one of the best destinations in Thailand for travelers looking to see a different side of the country–a city of ancient constructions, thick tropical rainforests, and hill trekking. A good way to see the wild side of Chiang Mai is to head out to Doi Inthanon National Park, which is part of the Himalayan mountain range and home to remote villages and stunning viewpoints.

Chiang Mai is home to more active Buddhist temples than any other city in Thailand, including the famous Doi Suthep (a favorite viewpoint with impressive views over downtown), Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Just outside of the city, you'll also find a number of hill tribes, including the Meo Hill tribe and the Karen tribe–organized tours can take you there to learn more about their history and lifestyle and to buy handicrafts tribe members sell to sustain themselves.

While in town, take a walk down San Kamphaeng Road, a 10-kilometer-long road where local crafters congregate to sell everything from celadon pottery to lacquerware to silk products.

Here is our Chiang Mai Travel Guide

3. Ayutthaya

Located about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, the ancient city of Ayutthaya was once Thailand's capital–back in the 14th century, when the kingdom of Siam was at its strongest.

Today, the ruins of the kingdom can be toured while walking the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO site. Home to many prang (reliquary towers), wat, and stucco statues, the park is surrounded by three rivers and deep moats and covers an area of 289 hectares.

Wat Phra Mahathat is perhaps the most famous temple here thanks to a statue of a Buddha's head entwined in tree roots. Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest of the temples in the park, features three large silver-looking Chedis, while Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is best known for its giant reclining Buddha and the hundreds of sitting Buddha statues surrounding the temple, all draped in golden cloth.

Here is our Ayutthaya Travel Guide

4. Koh Samui

Home to some of the best palm-fringed beaches in Thailand and plenty of luxury resorts, Koh Samui has a lot more to offer than sunbathing heaven.

One of the most popular holiday spots in Thailand, Koh Samui is home to mountainous rainforests, postcard-worthy beaches, and breathtaking sunsets. There are also plenty of spas and temples to discover here, including the famous Wat Phra Yai and its 12-meter-tall Big Buddha.

Koh Samui's neighboring archipelagos also have much to offer and are just a quick ferry ride away. Koh Tao, a smaller island right off the coast of Koh Samui, is one of the prime scuba diving destinations in Thailand. Ang Thong National Marine Park (which extends over 42 islands in the area) is a protected area, home to many exotic animal species and a perfect destination for trekking through the thick Thai jungle.

Here is our Koh Samui Travel Guide

5. Phuket

Situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is home to some of the country's most visited beaches and is a popular destination for a beach vacation. Travelers can go to Kata Noi beach for quiet scenery, to Nai Harn Beach to find crystal-clear waters under the shade of palm trees, and to Surin Beach if they're looking for luxury resorts and high-end cuisine overlooking the sea.

The spiritual side of Phuket can be found at the top of Nakkerd Hill, where the 45-meter-tall Big Buddha towers over the island. Wat Chalong is the largest temple in Phuket and home to a stupa said to hold a bone fragment of Buddha.

Phuket Town is worth exploring on foot to discover the Sino-Portuguese buildings that line up Thaland Road and the old shophouses converted into thriving businesses and markets.

Here is our Phuket Travel Guide

6. Krabi

Over 200 islands make up Krabi province, with a significant amount of land now designated as national parks. The region is home to some of the best beaches in Asia. Krabi's coast is also rugged, characterized by vertical steep limestone cliffs that are very popular with climbers. Stunning Railay Beach, in particular, attracts climbers from all over the world, though it's also famous for its caves.

The Phi Phi Islands are surrounded by limestone rocks and offer coral-fringed waters and some of the best snorkeling in Thailand. Sailing, kayaking, and bird-watching are popular here. Visitors looking for some land activities can head inland to explore Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, a mostly virgin rainforest with warm-water natural pools and lush rainforest alive with exotic fauna.

Here is our Krabi Travel Guide

7. Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is best known for its dark connection to WWII, especially the construction of the bridge over the River Kwai. Infamous for being part of the "Death Railway," the bridge was part of the line meant to connect Thailand with Burma (Myanmar), and it was built using forced labor provided by Allied prisoners of war.

Over 16,000 POWs died during the construction of the railway, including many British soldiers. The Royal Air Force bombed and damaged the bridge extensively during the war–but it was quickly rebuilt and still stands today. Most of the railway line, however, was eventually abandoned or not finished.

Nowadays, it's possible to walk across the bridge on narrow side platforms or take a short train from one side to the other. The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery nearby is the final resting place of the many prisoners of war who died here, while the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre recounts the story of the railway construction, and the men who lost their lives for it, using interactive displays and video exhibits.

Two themed museums–the World War II Museum & Art Gallery and the JEATH War Museum–offer more insight into the times, with collections that cover everything from paintings to documents to WWII weapons.

For those with some extra time to explore, Kanchanaburi also offers a lighter side in the form of stunning nature. About 90 minutes north of the bridge are the Erawan Falls, a seven-tier waterfall and emerald green ponds hidden in the thick rainforest.

Here is our Kanchanaburi Travel Guide

8. Sukhothai

Sukhothai Thani is a small town better known for being home to the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO site that houses the ruins of the 13th-century Sukhothai Kingdom. Surrounded by ancient city walls, the park contains 193 ruins in total–a combination of 26 temples, a royal palace, and many stupas and examples of stucco statuary.

The most impressive temple on the grounds is Wat Mahathat, which features nine large stupas (the main one holding relics of the Buddha), a pillared pavilion, and two nine-meter-tall standing Buddha images. Two other ruins you can't miss are Noen Prasat, a former royal palace, and Wat Si Sawai, the oldest temple in the park. Wat Sa Si, located in the middle of a lake and accessible only through a wooden bridge, is one of the most photographed.

Here is our Sukhothai Travel Guide

9. Chiang Rai

Sitting right on the border with Myanmar and Laos, the mountainous city of Chiang Rai is famous for its trekking in Lam Nam Kok National Park, with trails leading to stunning waterfalls such as the 70-meter-tall Khun Kon waterfall, lush forest, and hilltop tribe villages.

As with most Thai cities, temples are a huge attraction in Chiang Rai, with Wat Rong Khun (or White Temple) coming up at the top of the list. Wat Rong Khun is technically no longer a temple but a privately-owned compound redesigned and rebuilt by Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of Thailand's most famous contemporary visual artists. Another popular temple is Wat Tham Pla (also home to a cave and thousands of wild macaques), which can be reached by climbing a staircase flanked by the guardian Naga serpents.

Tiny Wat Phra Kaew, famous for once housing the Emerald Buddha until it was moved to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and Doi Tang mountain–home to a botanical garden, a former royal residence, and a temple with fantastic views–are also worth a visit.

Here is our Chiang Rai Travel Guide

10. Kao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot (which means "mountain of 300 peaks") national park is home to Thailand's largest freshwater marsh, as well as mangrove swamps, scenic beaches, limestone caves, and lots of tropical jungle trails.

There's too much to see and do here for a quick day trip, so plan on staying for a weekend at least if you want to tick several spots off your list. If an overnight stay is in the books, start at the northwest corner of the park, where Thung Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh is located. You'll get to see many species of waterbirds, as well as a magnificent background of blueish mountains. A small campground and some bungalows are nearby if you need a place to stay for the night.

Pine-lined Sam Phraya Beach also has a basic campground plus a restaurant, while Laem Sala Beach is best known for being the access point to Phraya Nakhon, a massive cave with a royal pavilion built inside. Phraya Nakhon can only be reached after a steep, 30-minute uphill walk, but what awaits you inside is definitely worth it. Sai Cave also requires an arduous climb, but offers a viewpoint and a cool respite from the heat in a stalactite and bat-riddled cavern.

Khao Daeng Canal is another great way to explore the mangrove forests and get a closer look at the animals that call it home. You can hire a boat in the Khao Daeng village or ask near the park about finding a ride.

11. Hua Hin

Once just a quiet town best known for being the king's summer retreat, Hua Hin has become a popular beach resort destination. Don't expect perfect turquoise waters or lively beach life here, though–this is more of a destination for those visiting with family, or singles who want to sunbathe in peace, away from the crowds.

Aside from the central Hua Hin beach, you can try nearby Cham Am Beach or Khao Takiab beach, home to Khao Takiab temple and hundreds of wild macaques. Hua Hin is particularly popular in December and January, when European tourists arrive here to escape their own freezing winter.

Just a few kilometers outside town towards neighboring Cha Am, you'll find the Thai-Victorian style Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, built completely out of teak wood and once the summer retreat of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). For adrenaline-charged water fun, try Black Mountain Water Park or visit The Venezia, a themed shopping center that even offers Gondola rides.

The Pranburi Mangrove Forest and Kaeng Drachan National Park are both within 1.5 hours from Hua Hin–they offer raised wooden boardwalks; waterfalls; and lots of wildlife, including wild elephants.

Here is our Hua Hin Travel Guide

12. Pattaya

Once a quiet fishing village, Pattaya is now the closest beach getaway for Bangkokians, less than two hours away. While most visitors come here to escape the buzz of the Thai capital and soak up some sun, there's much more to do in this beachfront town.

Hat Sai Kaew (Diamond Beach) and Koh Samet beach are good places to start your visit–they're full of colorful food stalls, beach umbrellas, and stunning beach resorts. Koh Larn (Coral island) is famous for its glass-bottom boats that offer amazing views of the coral reefs, while Koh Larn Island is the prime destination for active pursuits such as parasailing and windsurfing.

For a quick sightseeing day trip from Pattaya, head to Chanthaburi Sapphire Mine–organized tours will give you a fascinating insight into the mining that's been going on in the area for centuries. Or visit Siam Pattaya, an outdoor park that holds miniature replicas of world-famous monuments, including the Statue of Liberty, Angkor Wat, and the Bridge over the River Kwai.

If you want to see at least one temple while you're here, Wat Phra Yai Temple is the one. Also known as Big Buddha Hill, this wat features an 18-meter-tall golden Buddha overlooking the entire town.

For a fun, relaxed afternoon, try some of Pattaya's museums, including Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the 3D museum, Art in Paradise.

Here is our Pattaya Travel Guide

13. Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's oldest national park and still one of the most popular because of its large population of wild elephants. Covering an area of just under 2,000 square kilometers, this breathtaking park is home to rainforests, mountains, and grasslands. This variety of terrain means an equally rich fauna, with gibbons, jackals, and even bears calling the park home. Haew Suwat Waterfall, famous for a scene in Leonardo DiCaprio's The Beach movie, can be accessed on foot when hiking the park.

Visitors can take to the trekking and biking trails here, or hire a park ranger to drive them to the usually inaccessible water holes where elephants congregate to drink

Here is our Pattaya Travel Guide

14. Pai

One of the most popular destinations in the Mae Hong Son province near the border with Myanmar, the small town of Pai has become a favorite among those looking for the slow, more rural side of Thailand. Once known as just a backpacker's paradise, Pai is now attracting hikers and peace lovers as well – or just anybody wanting to explore the less-traveled roads of Thailand at least for a few days.

Pai is surrounded by densely covered hills rolling into green fields, majestic waterfalls, and hiking trails that seem to go on forever. It's all the beauty of the authentic Thai countryside dotted with signs of the western bohemian world – organic food and quirky cafés included.

While Pai itself is small, the surroundings will keep you busy. There's the Pai Canyon and its heart-stopping trails to hike, the Tha Pai Hot Springs for a warm bath, and rice terraces as far as the eye can see. You can climb the 353 steps to Wat Phra That Mae Yen for stunning views over the valley, or take a day trip to the massive Tham Lod limestone cave system.

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Things to do in Thailand

There are so many incredible activities in Thailand that cater to all types of travelers. 

There’s rock-climbing and cliff-jumping for the thrill-seekers, meditation retreats and temple tours for the spiritual travelers, cooking classes and night markets for the foodies and scuba diving and sea kayaking for the ocean enthusiasts. 

1. Visit the Grand Palace

Set in the heart of Bangkok this is probably the most famous attraction there is. For 150 years the palace was home to the king, his court, and the entire government of Thailand as well as the Royal Mint. With an area of 218,400 sq. meters there is so much to see and do, you will not be disappointed. In 1782 huge walls were built around the palace and offices to make it the attraction it is today, please note that a strict dress code is in place at the palace so you will need to dress in appropriate clothing or entry will be refused.

2. Have a Thai Massage

Thai massages are famous the world over, the style of massage is unique as it stretches your body as well as working on your bodies pressure points. The whole experience will leave you feeling invigorated and balanced. Every small town and city is guaranteed to have many massage parlors and the prices are very cheap compared to what you would pay back home.

3. Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

There are several floating markets in Thailand but this one is the biggest and most famous, it is huge! There are boats everywhere going up and down the canals selling all sorts of foods and fruits. A visit to this market will give you a real insight into how things were many years ago. For those who love to take photos the narrow canals and small wooden stilt houses are sure to give you countless opportunities.

The market is situated about 100km outside of Bangkok but it is well worth the traveling time.

4. Spend an Evening in Nana Plaza (Soi 4)

No trip to Bangkok could be complete without taking a trip to Nana, the main road that runs through Bangkok is called Sukhumvit road and when you get to Soi 4 you have arrived at a place you do not want to miss. Nana Plaza is rumored to be the largest sex complex in the world, full of gogo bars and seductive girls you are guaranteed to have an interesting night.

Take a seat at any of various bars in the Plaza and just sit back and watch the girls apply their trade to many visiting tourists.

5. Climb the Sathorn Unique Tower

Situated in the heart of Bangkok is a humongous abandoned skyscraper known as the ‘Sathorn Unique’ it was being built during the late nineties but due to the global financial crisis the building was never completed. This is not an official tourist attraction but a small payment to the security guards at the bottom will ensure you are allowed access. Not one for the faint hearted the 49 stories provide a difficult climb but one that offers some of the most breath taking views of Bangkok from the top. Thai people believe the tower to be haunted and as you climb you way up you might just see why.

6. Take a trip to Koh Phi Phi

Shooting to fame after the Leonardo DiCaprio classic ‘The Beach’ as well as appearing in James Bond. Koh Phi Phi is a stunning island situated in the province of Krabi, this island is a must visit on any trip to Thailand. After visiting this staggeringly beautiful island no beach will ever feel as beautiful. The island has no roads so you will have to do a fair amount of walking but with everything happening between the two main beaches you will never be far from the hive of activity.

Here is our Koh Phi Phi Travel Guide

7. Visit a Ping Pong Show

If you have already been to Nana Plaza and watched the ladies at work there then the next part of your trip is surely to a ping pong show, famed throughout the world for the unique experience it brings, you must not give it a miss. Various ladies will entertain you on stage by putting objects inside them before using their pelvic muscles to shoot the objects into cups. Although ping pong balls are the most iconic objects the ladies have also been known to use, candles, darts, chopsticks and even razor blades.

8. Drive Like a Local

Traveling by scooter is hugely popular, a vast majority of the locals do it and nearly all of the tourists. It is an experience that you will not want to miss out on. At times it can appear as though there are no laws on the road and it is every man (or woman) for themselves. It can be an awful lot of fun weaving in and out of the traffic whilst you explore places you would never venture on foot. Just remember to keep your wits about you at all times and to expect the unexpected.

9.  Eat Street Food

Thailand is home to many different kinds of street food and every street in every city will have various different stalls selling their wares. From Pad Thai to Som Tam (papaya salad) to grilled meats it is all available at any time of the day. Thai’s rarely cook at home as the cost of eating out is so low compared to cooking at home, when looking for a food stall to eat at a good choice is to follow the locals to see where they are eating.

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10. Have a Water Fight During Songkran

Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, it is celebrated each year in April across the entire country and runs from the 13th to the 15th, water is traditionally sprinkled throughout the festival as it is believed it will wash away your bad luck and sins. These days things have changed a little and huge water fights tend to break out bringing entire cities to a standstill, with many businesses closing for the entire duration. Where ever you are in the country during this time of the year prepare for a soaking as there is no escaping the party.

11.  Visit Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park was the first national park to be established in Thailand and is the third largest in the country. Covering an area of 2,168 square kilometers it is a huge site to visit. The park comprises of rain forests as well as grasslands which all adds up to the large number of animals you can see. There are an estimated 300 species of birds in the park as well as bears, elephants, deer’s, gibbons and macaques. There are a couple of waterfalls in the park which are well worth a visit as well and are easily accessible by car.

Here is our Khao Yai National Park Travel Guide

12.  Take a Trip to Wat Arun

Thailand is home to over 31,000 Buddhist temples, this particular temple Wat Arun is named after Aruna, the God of Dawn. The temple sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and is one of the most stunning sites you can see. The tower is 79 meters tall and has been covered in colorful porcelain and ceramic tiles making for a mesmerizing sight. When you come to the entrance of the temple you will see a pair of mythical giants that are said to guard the temple.

13.  Visit Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

During the day the Chang Klan Road is just an ordinary road in Chiang Mai, full of tourists, shops, guest houses and Tuk Tuk drivers, but at night a transformation takes place. From dusk until midnight hundreds of stall holders line the 1km stretch of road and turn the area into a shopper’s paradise. Everything is for sale including various different designer products (mainly fake,) you are expected to barter with the street sellers for whatever you choose to buy which all adds to the fun of the Bazaar. It does not matter what the weather is like or what day of the year you choose the market will always be open.

14.  Go to a Full Moon Party

Legend has it that a group of tourists realized one day that the most beautiful view of the full moon was from the beach of Koh Phangan so they decided to hold a party. From that day on it became an institution. Today up to 30,000 revelers travel to the beaches of Koh Phangan to celebrate every full moon with a party. The parties are a riot of color, music and nonstop drinking that seems to last forever. When you need to take a break from the dancing you can take a rest in one of the surrounding bars or go for a swim in the warm Gulf of Thailand.

Here is everything you need to know about Full Moon Party Koh Phangan

15.  Visit Phang Nga Bay

Whilst visiting Phuket you must visit Phang Nga Bay, the bay houses in the region of 40 small islands that come straight out of the calm sea. There are so many caves, mangroves and lagoons to visit whilst you are here that you will never have enough time to see everything. The sea in this area is very quiet and the bay by its natural design is protected from many of the elements during the monsoon season meaning there is never a bad time to go. The best way to see as much as you can is to go with a local Thai tourist guide who will be able to point out the things you do not want to miss.

Here is our Phang Nga Bay Travel Guide

16.  Go to Doi Suthep

Situated 12km outside of Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep is a mountain that stands at over 5400 feet. The reason most people travel to Doi Suthep is to see two things, firstly the view over all of Chiang Mai which is staggering and worth the journey on its own, but also to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is a temple dating back to the 13th century. At the temple there is a large white elephant shrine which has a whole story about it which you can learn about whilst at the temple. There are many steps to climb on the mountain as well as the opportunity to take a tram, expect to spend a whole day on the mountain checking out the various things to see.

17.  Visit Railay Beach

Railay beach is situated in the south of Thailand in Krabi, it is not accessible by traveling through the mainland as the huge limestone cliffs cut it off from society. The only way to get there is to get a boat. The stunning beaches will relax you like no other, there is not a single car here as there are no roads to drive on so it will just be you, your guests, beautiful white sand and the other relaxed tourists. If you are into rock climbing this is the place to be with some of the best instructors in Thailand plying their trade here. Your evenings can be spent in the quiet beach bars enjoying a few romantic drinks whilst watching the sunset. If you are looking for a party this is not the place to come.

18.  Go Diving off The Coast of Koh Lanta

Situated in the Andaman Sea, Koh Lanta is a beautiful island only 20km’s in length. There are 17 dive shops on the island and some of the most beautiful diving in the world is to be had in the sea surrounding the island. Famous dive sites are Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, these are considered to be the best in the area

Here is our Koh Lanta Travel Guide

19. Take Part in The Loi Krathong Festival

Celebrated across the country the Loi Krathong festival is an annual event that happens on the night of the twelfth lunar month. A Krathong is like a small floating basket in the shape of a lotus with a candle in it. The festival celebrates the Goddess of water for all the water that she has supplied over the last year. Thousands of krathongs are lit and left to float away on the rivers and canals, a truly breath taking sight. The festival is full of color and in some cities you will see whole areas turned in processions with dancing and much color.

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20. Visit Pai

Situated just down from the border with Myanmar is the small town of Pai, historically it was a small town inhabited by the Shan people, now it makes its money from the tourism trade. There are plenty of cheap places to stay and you are guaranteed a relaxing time when you visit. A romantic town that was made famous by appearing in a couple of famous Thai movies (The Letter and Ruk Jung.) Every year more tourists visit that the year before so there has never been a better time to visit than now.

21. Take a Trip To The City of Ayutthaya

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya needs to be on your Thailand to-do list. Originally the capital of Thailand the city was founded in 1350 when King U Thong relocated to the city to escape an outbreak of smallpox. However in 1767 the Burmese army marched on the city and destroyed nearly every part of it. The kingdom collapsed and was never the same again. The ruins of the city are preserved in the historical park and are certainly worth a visit when in the country.

Here is our Ayutthaya Travel Guide

22.  Take the Thai-Burma Railway

Also known as the Death Railway due to the 300,000 people that died during its construction. The Thai-Burma railway was built between 1942 and 1943 to transport Japanese troops to Burma, the troops were then supposed to attack the British in India. Built by prisoners and Asian laborers the line stretches for 415km with perhaps the most famous part of the line being where the track goes over the bridge on the river Kwwae (kwai)

23.  Drink from a Coconut

All over Thailand you will come across coconut sellers, standing by the side of the road with their simple stall, chopping board and cleaver. For just a few baht you can order one and watch as they cut deep into the flesh at the top of the coconut and cut out a piece in the shape of a square. A straw is added the square (now the lid) is replaced and you are ready to drink the cool milk inside. Absolutely delicious on a boiling hot day, fewer things will quench your thirst as much as this. When you have finished drinking the milk if you have a spoon you can scrape out the insides to enjoy the white flesh part that remains.

24.  Visit Erawan Falls

Situated within the Erawan National Park the Erawan Falls are a group of seven waterfalls (the drop from the top waterfall to the bottom one is over 1500m) each having its own distinctive character. The water plunges over lime stone cliffs and into beautiful plunge pools, this has led to the landscape being sculpted by the water and it is truly beautiful. You can spend a whole day in the park trekking from one waterfall to the next, stopping to take a swim in the pools where the water gathers to cool yourself down.

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How many days to spend in Thailand?

Now, we will come to the biggest question: how many days do you need in Thailand? 

There is no exact answer for everyone, this will depend on many factors including the places you wish to visit, the experiences that you want to have during your trip, and most importantly is the time and budget that you have.

Our recommended budget for a guided trip in Thailand is about $120-150/person/day for the group of 2-4 participants traveling together, not including the international flight to/from Thailand. You will need to dig further into your pocket if traveling alone or looking for a high-standard accommodation.

You will find on our website Thailand tour packages categorized into 4 main time frames. 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks with recommended budget per person for each trip.

About 1-week itinerary (5-9 days)

For the tour itinerary in about 1 week, you will find the tour packages that mostly cover some small parts of Thailand such as Bangkok & surroundings, Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Southern Beaches, Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand, or Isaan and eastern Thailand. For some 9-day itinerary, you can cover more parts, but it will be just the scratch of what the places can offer.

Budget for about-1-week in Thailand: $600 - $1,350 per person

You can find below some of our sample itineraries in about 1 week in Thailand:

You can find more recommendation and advice for your 1-week itinerary in Thailand here

About 2-week itinerary (10-17 days)

With the time frame of about 2 weeks (10-17 days), you can visit most of the highlighted destinations of Thailand such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ayuthaya, or Southern Thailand. Especially, if you can have 17 days, you can have some time enjoying some days enjoying the nature of Thailand at some jungle resort in the northern Thailand or leisurely stroll along the beaches on one of the islands in Southern Thailand

Budget for about-2-week in Thailand: $1,200 - $2,550 per person

You can find below some of our sample itineraries in about 2 weeks in Thailand:

You can find more recommendation and advice for your 2-week itinerary in Thailand here

About 3-week itinerary (18-25 days)

With 3-week plan in Thailand, you can really dig into some of the most remote corners of the country. Exploring some untouched area of the far north, spendings some days with the local people, cycling along countryside of Bangkok or Chiang Mai, or spending some days lying lazily at a sandy beach of Southern Thailand are some of the experiences that you can expect.

Budget for about-3-week in Thailand: $2,160 - $3,750 per person

You can find below some of our sample itineraries in about 3 weeks in Thailand:

You can find more recommendation and advice for your 3-week itinerary in Thailand here

About 4-week itinerary (26-33 days)

Is watching sunset at the top of unknown mountain in northern Thailand, trekking underground at some of the biggest caves of Thailand or kayaking inside the national parks what you are looking for? Welcome to Thailand, you can have all these experiences and beyond within a 4-week itinerary with us.

Budget for about-4-week in Thailand: $3,120 - $4,950 per person

You can find below some of our sample itineraries in about 4 weeks in Thailand:

You can find more recommendation and advice for your 2-week itinerary in Thailand here

How to plan a trip to Thailand?

You now have the basic information about traveling in Thailand. It is time to run through the step-by-step guide on how to make the best itinerary for Thailand.

1. Brainstorming

To plan your trip to Thailand easily, you should do a little brainstorming and ask yourself:

a) How much time do you plan to visit Thailand?

You should consider how much time you’re planning to visit Thailand.

Do you have one week or two weeks in Thailand?

Is Thailand just a quick stop for a 3-day-trip in your big Asian adventure?

Although the longer, the better, you can still visit Thailand in 3 days (choose either Bangkok or Chiang Mai)

If you have a longer time, you can choose your favorite places to go in Thailand. We’ve listed the most beautiful and worth-visiting places in Thailand for your Thailand itinerary.

b) How much is your budget?

Although Thailand is a budget-friendly country, you can find luxury stuff.

It can cost a lot of money if you are overspending. Knowing your budget well will help you greatly in planning your Thailand trip.

c) Who are you traveling with?

Do you travel with your partner, friends, or family? Or are you traveling solo to Thailand?

If you’re a solo traveler, it’s best that you can rent a motorbike for a trip from the North to the South of Thailand or vice versa or join tours.

Traveling in Thailand by bus or train is a great option with friends or family.

d) What type of experience do you prefer?

Are you more into sightseeing or adventure travel? Or are you just looking for a relaxing leisure vacation? Do you prefer the city or rural area? Would you like to visit off-the-beaten-path?

2. Choose your destination in Thailand

Deciding where to travel in Thailand may be one of the most challenging decisions in your planning process. But after brainstorming, you may know where you want to go.

Depending on your travel style, you can pick different destinations in Thailand that suit your needs.

Answer these questions in the brainstorming part will narrow down places on your bucket list.

Also, while choosing your places to visit in Thailand, you should know the best time to visit Thailand.

Are you into a rainy or dry season, or do you prefer to travel in the off-season, shoulder-season, or peak season?

Each place has a different best time to visit, so planning well is essential.

3. Check your Passport

You should have a valid passport when traveling abroad according to the “6-month-rule”.

It means that your passport does not expire six months before your arrival date. You may get declined boarding your flight if your passport is not valid.

So check your passport carefully and renew it if needed.

4. Apply for a visa

Firstly, you should check if you need a visa to Thailand and how long you need it.

Thailand visa is quite straightforward and easier to understand. The easiest way is to apply visa on arrival. If you are afraid of the long queue, then the online visa is your option. You can either apply for Thailand visa via an embassy abroad if it is more convenient for you.

Still looking for an easier option? Apply for a Thailand visa through an agency. You won’t need to worry much about the regulation and process. Just let them take care of you.

With over ten years of experience, is a trusted agency providing quick and trustworthy service for travelers.

5. Book your flights

a) From abroad

In most of the case, you will land in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport), if you fly overseas. There are several flight companies having routes to Chiang Mai or Phuket, however, if you cannot find the direct flights to the place you want, there are plenty of good connection via Bangkok to other places in the country.

Check Skyscanner to find the best deal.

b) Domestic flights

If you’re planning your travel route around Thailand, don’t assume that the bus or train is always going to be the cheapest option. When it comes to long distance travel in Thailand, a flight can often be the best option in terms of convenience and price. On long-distance routes such as Bangkok-Phuket or Bangkok-Chiang Mai, fares on the low-cost airlines often compare favourably to the price of a bus or train ticket. And if you know well in advance the dates you want to travel, there are sometimes promotional fares available which actually make flying cheaper than taking the bus or train.

Most of the low-cost airlines in Thailand, such as Air Asia, Nok Air and Lion Air, operate domestic services from Bangkok’s Don Muang airport. Full-service airlines, Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways, currently have flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. Thai Airways low-cost sister airline, Thai Smile, operate services from both of Bangkok’s airports. There are also some direct flights that link Chiang Mai with southern Thailand without the need to go via Bangkok. For instance, Thai Smile and Air Asia both have direct flights between Chiang Mai and Phuket whilst Bangkok Airways run direct services between Ko Samui and Chiang Mai.

Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways are often thought to be the most expensive domestic airlines in Thailand. Whilst that may be true on some routes, it isn’t always the case so it pays to shop around and check each airlines website yourself for prices.

6. Buy travel insurance

You should never travel without travel insurance. As Thailand is not too safe, you may get robbed or have an accident while traveling in Thailand.

With travel insurance, you’re covered if there’s any problem. The travel insurance will cover your needs: sightseeing city breaks, vacation getaway, or adventure travel.

Here is how to buy travel insurance for Thailand

7. Book your stay

Depending on where you go, you can book your visit accordingly.

There are different types of accommodation in Thailand: resorts, hotels, hostels, guesthouses (homestay), and apartments. 

From budget-friendly hostels to luxurious resorts, you can choose the most suitable accommodation and enjoy the best of your time in Thailand.

Although you can just come in and ask for rooms in hotels in Thailand, booking your place in advance for your convenience is recommended.

8. Book train, bus, ferry in Thailand

How to get around in Thailand?

Many backpackers buy motorbikes or scooters and get on a road trip from the North to the South or vice versa.

If you’re not a big fan of riding a motorbike, you can consider booking a train or bus or renting a car for your Thailand trip.

How to book a train, bus, and ferry in Thailand?

We recommend using to book trains, buses, and ferries while traveling in Thailand. is the travel search engine compares prices and time of train, bus, and ferry routes in Thailand, facilitating your Thailand travel planning and simplifying the booking process.

You can pay online with a credit card and receive your electronic tickets by email.

9. Book travel tours

As Thailand is relatively cheap, you can find budget-friendly tours starting at $25 for a day tour to around Bangkok. There are more expensive tours such as day tour to Erawan National Park starting at $75 per person.

If you’re interested in visiting the remote far north or rural area of the east or far north, booking a tour may be the best idea because it’s complicated to arrange the logistic by yourselves.

Also, taking a tour will be a great option if you travel alone and would like to have a companion. BOOK A TOUR WITH US

Here is Thailand tour packages for you to consider

10. Know places to go

After choosing your destinations, you should know where you would like to visit each site.

We would recommend having a flexible schedule because you might love one destination more than others or unexpected events during your trip to Thailand, but still plan a bit before your departure.

We have several tips and guides on traveling in Thailand, from the best places in Thailand to dos and don’ts in Thailand. The more you prepare, the better you can plan your trip.

Here is Thailand places to visit

11. Find places to eat and drinks

Trying Thailand food must be on your list of things to do in Thailand.

Wonder what you should eat in Thailand? Read our Thailand street food list to find your favorite.

We recommend downloading and using the Foody app such as FoodPanda, UberEats or Eatigo to find restaurants when you arrive in Thailand. You can also check Trip Advisor for places to eat at each destination.

12. Connect with the locals or travelers

Thailand is a popular destination in Southeast Asia, so you can find several travelers who are going here.

You can either join Facebook groups or Couchsurfing to find them. Couchsurfing is a great way to meet the locals and connect with travelers around the world.

13. Take vaccines

If it’s your first-time visiting Thailand or traveling to Asia, there’s a high chance that you will need vaccines.

If you are going to explore the jungle or mountains in Thailand, you should be careful of malaria or dengue fever.

Before visiting Thailand, you should check with your doctor or a qualified medical professional for relevant travel-related advice.

Some recommended vaccines are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, and Typhoid.

Being healthy is essential for traveling, don’t forget to buy travel insurance to prepare for all the risks.

Here is vaccination guide for traveling in Thailand

14. Prepare money

In Thailand, Cash is a King. The Thailand currency is Thai Baht (THB) and can be exchanged in banks or jewelry shops.

Depending on your budget and travel style, the amount of money needed for your Thailand trip may vary.

There are several ATMs and banks in big cities, so it will not be a big issue to withdraw some cash. Then you can exchange your currency for Thai Baht.

As the withdrawal fee is high, we recommend bringing some cash before entering Thailand.

Here is money guide for Thailand

15. Buy a sim card

Although you can find free wifi in public places such as coffee shops, shopping malls, etc., in big cities, it’s more convenient to buy a 4G sim card when traveling to Thailand.

Some stands at the airport offer sim cards, but we recommend ordering one online in advance.

Here is how to buy a SIM in Thailand

16. Pack your luggage

What to pack for Thailand?

If you travel in the summertime, you should bring light clothes or buy new clothes in Thailand as they are cheap.

If you need any specific medicine, you should bring them along.

You can easily buy sun cream, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste in Thailand at convenience stores, so you don’t need to pack them.

For women, it can be difficult to buy tampons or menstrual cups in Thailand, you should pack them in your luggage, or you can purchase and use pads here.

17. Check your travel documents & flights

Before the departure time, you should recheck all your travel documents: passport, visa, insurance, and other required travel documents such as booking confirmation.

We recommend storing those documents as PDF files on your USB or laptop, or Drive so you can access them remotely.

Also, it would be best if you rechecked your flight schedule to make sure it departs on time.

Checking online will save you lots of time and avoid a long queue at the airport, so you should do it when the online check-in service is open.

18. Prepare for your flight

Airsickness is a real problem for some people. It can make you feel nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and dizziness.

If you have airsickness, you should eat a light meal before boarding, use anti-nausea drugs or natural remedies, and choose the right seat.

When on the plane, you should avoid reading or staring at the electronic screen for a long time because it may worsen the symptom.

Also, if it’s a long flight from your departure destination to Thailand, buying a soft travel pillow for neck support is a good idea.

Hope that the above step-by-step guide can help you with planning your trip to Thailand. Still need help?! CONTACT US, our travel experts here are pleased to help you from the scratch

Practical information

When is the best time to visit Thailand?

For ideal weather, visit Thailand during the dry season, which for most of the country kicks off in November and lasts through March or even into April and May. (A major exception is the Lower Gulf — home to the island paradises of Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Ko Tao — which is rainiest from October through December.)

Overall, November through February has the coolest, most comfortable weather, with average temps in the low 80s, clear blue waters, little chance of rain, and gorgeous scenery that's lush from the previous monsoon season. On top of perfect weather, this time of year sees major Thai festivals and the Western Christmas and New Year holidays, so you're looking at Thailand's biggest crowds and highest prices. Time your trip for early November and you might just beat the throngs.

Days get hotter in March and into April, but this is a smart time to visit, as crowds have calmed from the November-to-February peak. To hone in even further, April is a great option, as crowds have waned, festivals are aplenty, and summer rains are still a few weeks off.

Here is more detail guide for Thailand weather

You can find excellent deals on flights and accommodations during the rainy season, from June to October, when the monsoons bring brief heavy showers, although that rarely disrupts travel plans.

Do I need a visa for Thailand?

The visa law of Thailand requires all travelers to have an approved visa to enter the country, as well as a passport valid for at least 6 months. The visa required may be either an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or an embassy visa.

Here is more detail about Thailand visa

We also have the specific guideline for the travelers from some countries such as: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, German, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, or Belgium

How to book the cheapest flight to Thailand?

For the international flight to/from Thailand, we recommend you check and book the flight ticket via some online platforms such as or

Some of you may ask when is the cheapest time / month to fly to Thailand? 

Logically, the cheapest time to fly to Thailand is during the off-season from July until September. As there are not many tourists visiting the country, the airlines and hotels seem to offer promotion to attract more tourist and try to fill-up the plane. 

According to, the cheapest flights to Thailand are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost is usually on a Friday.

Moreover, Thailand flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

Simply follow this, sometimes you can have the promotion of 40-50% discount.

We have more tips to book your cheap flight to Thailand here

How to get around in Thailand?

If you travel with us in a guided trip, we will arrange everything for you.

If you are an independent traveler, Thailand has a huge network of transportation options including coach buses, sleeper buses, tuk tuk, trains, and domestic airlines.

Here is more information about How to get around Thailand

In there any compulsory vaccinations for Thailand?

Generally, you don’t need super specific vaccines for Thailand and it is very similar to traveling to the rest of South East Asia, but if you want to be extra careful, here are some of the vaccines recommended by the WHO and CDC for traveling to Thailand:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • MMR
  • Tdap
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Flu

Most of these vaccines should be routine anyway and you should already have them. 

More information about vaccination for Thailand here

Is Thailand safe for tourists?

Yes, Thailand is a safe place for independent travel, and many find it much safer than their hometowns in the west. There are occasional reports of petty theft, and the occasional bag snatching, but these can be avoided by being cautious with your belongings. 

It is a good idea to leave expensive jewelry and watches at home. You also may consider NOT carrying that laptop as there are internet shops all around the country.  And never, ever leave cash or valuables unattended in your hotel room. 

Some travelers opt for money belts that can be worn inside the clothing or hanging around the neck under the shirt

Here is more about safety tips for tourists in Thailand

Do you need travel insurance for Thailand?

The answer is a very loud YES! 

Travel insurance for Thailand is an absolute must!

Thailand, if you take common-sense precautions, is a safe place to travel but accidents happen. You’ll want to be covered for medical treatment as well as missed flights, theft, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Holidays are for relaxing, de-stressing and not worrying about what could happen if…x, y, or z should occur. Buying reputable travel insurance before you go alleviates you of this worry. Make sure you check that the insurance you are buying covers you for the activities that you are planning.

If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.

Traveling without an insurance plan is never a good idea, especially when you are traversing unfamiliar territory with rules and regulations that are different to what you know at home. Not only does an insurance plan help protect you against uncertain financial and health risks, but they also provide you with a peace of mind as you travel.

Accidents do happen and we cannot always prevent them, but if you are covered by insurance, you will not have to pay the full cost of a loss, which can come in mounting bills. And when it comes to peace of mind, this will not be just for you, but also for your loved ones back home.

Here is what to consider when buying travel insurance for Thailand

Combining Thailand with its neighbors

If you have time, it is a good idea to combine Thailand with its neighbor countries so that you can widen your experience with different cultures and landscapes.

Find below our recommendations to combine your Thailand trip with Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, or Myanmar.

Thailand and Vietnam

How to get to Vietnam from Thailand or vice versa?

Though, there is no border crossing between the two countries, there are plenty of flights per day to help you connect these two of the hottest destinations in Asia.

You can take the flight from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, or Da Nang to Bangkok in Thailand. Once again, please check schedule with,, or contact us for more details.

How many days for a trip in Thailand and Vietnam?

For Vietnam, we recommend at least 10-15 days so that you can have a glance of what the country has to offer. Together with another 10-15 days in Thailand, you will need 20-30 days to visit both 2 countries in one trip.

Here is more on how many days do you need in Vietnam?

How much does it cost to visit Thailand and Vietnam?

The daily cost for a guided trip to Thailand and Vietnam is about $120-150 per person in the group of 2-4 travelers. So, your guided tour to Thailand and Vietnam will cost about $2,400-$4,500 per person, not including international flight.

Thailand or Vietnam?

What a big question! And not easy to answer. This depends on your preference, what you expect during your trip, and many other factors. We have the article mentioning many factors so that you can consider choosing the destination that suits you most in your next trip. 

Here is the dedicated article where we make a comparison of every aspect between Thailand and Vietnam so that you can make your own decision

Thailand and Vietnam tours

If you still cannot make your choice between Thailand or Vietnam, we recommend you take a trip that combines th2 two countries. Below are some tour packages that includes both Thailand and Vietnam

Thailand and Cambodia

How to get to Thailand from Cambodia or vice versa?

Thailand and Cambodia are well-connected via flights or border crossing.

Flight: You can take the flight from Siem Reap. Phnom Penh, or Sihanoukville to Bangkok in Thailand.

Border crossing: the 2 countries have a long-shared border with plenty of international border checkpoints such as Hat Lek – Cham Yeam, Aranyaprathet – Poipet, Chongchom – O’Smach, Chong Sangam – Anlong Veng, Ban Kard – Phsar Prom, or Ban Laem – Daung Lem.

Note: the entry requirements for border crossing may change time after time, please check with us for the latest update.

How many days for a trip in Cambodia and Thailand?

For Cambodia, we recommend at least 7-15 days so that you can have a glance of what the country has to offer. Together with another 10-15 days in Thailand, you will need 17-30 days to visit both 2 countries in one trip.

Here is more on how many days do you need in Cambodia?

How much does it cost to visit Cambodia and Thailand?

The daily cost for a guided trip to Thailand and Cambodia is about $120-150 per person in the group of 2-4 travelers. So, your guided tour to Thailand and Cambodia will cost about $2,040-$3,750 per person, not including international flight.

Thailand and Cambodia tours

Thailand and Laos

How to get to Thailand from Laos or vice versa?

Same as Cambodia, Thailand and Laos are well-connected via flights or border crossing.

Flight: You can take the flight from Vientiane, Luang Prabang, or Pakse to Bangkok or Chiang Mai in Thailand. Once again, please check schedule with,, or contact us for more details.

Border crossing: the 2 countries have a long-shared border with plenty of international border checkpoints such as Huay Xay – Chiang Khong, Vientiane – Nong Khai, Thakhek – Nakhon Phanom, Savannakhet – Mukdahan, or Pakse - Chongmek 

Note: the entry requirements for border crossing may change time after time, please check with us for the latest update.

How many days for a trip in Thailand and Laos?

For Laos, we recommend at least 7-15 days so that you can have a glance of what the country has to offer. Together with another 10-15 days in Laos, you will need 17-30 days to visit both 2 countries in one trip.

Here is more on how many days do you need in Laos?

How much does it cost to visit Thailand and Laos?

The daily cost for a guided trip to Thailand and Laos is about $120-150 per person in the group of 2-4 travelers. So, your guided tour to Thailand and Laos will cost about $2,040-$4,500 per person, not including international flight.

Thailand and Laos tours

Thailand and Myanmar

How to get to Myanmar from Thailand or vice versa?

Same as Cambodia and Laos, Thailand and Myanmar are well-connected via flights or border crossing.

Flight: You can take the flight from Yangon and Mandalay to Bangkok or Chiang Mai in Thailand. Once again, please check schedule with,, or contact us for more details.

Border crossing: the 2 countries have a long-shared border with plenty of international border checkpoints such as Mae Sot/Myawaddy, Mae Sai/Tachileik, Ranong/Kawthaung, Phunaron/Htee Kee, or Three Pagodas and Singkhorn

Note: the entry requirements for border crossing may change time after time, please check with us for the latest update.

How many days for a trip in Thailand and Myanmar?

For Myanmar, we recommend at least 10-15 days so that you can have a glance of what the country has to offer. Together with another 10-15 days in Thailand, you will need 20-30 days to visit both 2 countries in one trip.

Here is more on how many days do you need in Myanmar?

How much does it cost to visit Thailand and Myanmar?

The daily cost for a guided trip to Myanmar and Thailand is about $130-150 per person in the group of 2-4 travelers. So, your guided tour to Thailand and Myanmar will cost about $2,600-$4,500 per person, not including international flight.

Myanmar and Thailand tours


Is 2 weeks in Thailand Enough?

Two weeks is fine for Bangkok, Chaing Mai/Chiang Rai, and still squeeze in an Island/beach location or two. Consider it essential learning (a reccy) for the longer trip you'll be doing next time 'round.

Is a week enough time in Thailand?

With a planned one-week itinerary and an open mind you can achieve a lot in just one week in Thailand. From islands to cities, from snorkelling to night markets you certainly won't have a dull moment is Southeast Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Is 3 days enough in Thailand?

3 days is just enough for you to visit one of the city such as Bangkok or Chiang Mai before moving on to see the rest of the country. Bangkok is the most exciting city in Southeast Asia and makes for an excellent first stop on any Thailand itinerary, while Chiang Mai is the hottest tourist spots in Northern Thailand.

How much do I need for 1 week in Thailand?

We recommend setting a budget of $840 a week for a mid-range holiday in Thailand. For this price you'll be eating at upmarket restaurants, going on tours (possibly daily) and hitting up popular clubs and bars in the evening.

Is 10 days in Thailand Enough?

On average, most people spend about 10 days to two weeks in Thailand and if you want to experience the best of what the country can offer, this should give you enough time to visit the must-see sites and to even discover a few hidden gems

How many days do you need in Phi Phi island?

We would recommend you to stay for at least 3 days, so you have enough time to enjoy the top attractions in Phi Phi Island. Only one of Phi Phi Islands is inhabited, Phi Phi Don, which means all the others will be reached by boat and that is something you don't want to miss.

Is Thailand expensive for tourists?

Thailand is a very affordable country to visit. Though it isn't as cheap as its Southeast Asian neighbors, like Laos or Cambodia, Thailand is still a very affordable travel destination.

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"Should I visit Thailand or Vietnam?" is some of the most frequently asked questions that we have from our travelers

Well, Vietnam and Thailand are the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. They are similar in climate and food, though obviously different in culture, lifestyle and travel experience.

Below we list 13 major differences between the two countries, to give you a quick overview and help you decide which to visit first. These are based on our own travel experiences, investigations, and partnerships with local operators.


Thailand currently approves 8 COVID-19 vaccines, and everyone 18 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travelling to the Kingdom, while rules differ for those under 18 years. Here’s an update to our guide to COVID-19 vaccines for international travelers to Thailand.


Searching for tourism information about Thailand during Covid, you always see the terms of SHA and its related certificates of SHA+ or SHA++ (Extra plus) sticked to the suppliers of tourism service such as accommodations, restaurants, or tourist attractions. 

Feeling confused?

Here you come to the right place!

In this article, we will give you the explanation of What is SHA & the meaning of its certificates, and some of the frequently asked questions that you may have relating to the terms.

Check it out!


From 1 February 2022, Thai government has adjusted Thailand reopening measures by allowing travelers from all countries of the world to register in the Thailand Pass system to obtain permission to enter Thailand under the Test & Go program.

Here you will find information how to register for Test & Go and the process of getting Thailand Pass approval for traveling to Thailand on the official website of Thailand Pass system: 


The best way to travel to Thailand during this time would be through the Test and Go scheme; however, this entry scheme is applicable for fully-vaccinated travelers only.

For unvaccinated travelers, you only have one option to travel to Thailand through the Happy Quarantine (formally called Alternative Quarantine) scheme and undergo quarantine.

From January 11th, 2022, international travelers from any country around the world, regardless of their vaccination status, can enter Thailand under the Happy Quarantine Entry Scheme.

[UPDATED ON APRIL 1ST, 2022] Pretravel testing is no longer required, while the quarantine period has been reduced to 5 days with one RT-PCR on Day 5.

Check the below article for everything you need to know about this entry scheme.


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