Planning a Thailand trip and need an itinerary? Prepare for one of the most adventure-packed destinations in the world, because this post will help you design your very own Thailand travel itinerary.
Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or an idle vacationer, you’ll find that this country has something to offer for everybody. Check out these 5 options from FABgetaways and find yourself the perfect Thailand itinerary. From Bangkok to Phuket and Pattaya, plus many others, these itineraries cover all the must-visit places in Thailand. They are also themed according to the kind of trip you want, so it is easier to pick one!
The Genuinely Curious
This 8-day Thailand itinerary covers Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi and is perfect for the traveller who loves exploring new places and cultures.
Take a direct flight to Bangkok & transfer to Avani Atrium Hotel. Bangkok is famous for three things — shopping, street food and night-life. So enjoy the day shopping and explore the city’s night life and its famous street food thereafter.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the Avani Atrium and reserve your day for a city tour covering the beautiful temples of the old city. You can also opt for a visit to the beautiful Bangkok Safari & Marine World.
Fly to Phuket and stay at the Hyatt Regency to enjoy some amazing club benefits. You’ll have the time of your life exploring Phuket’s walking streets and stunning nightlife. There is a wide range of dining options available as well for you to try.
Hyatt also offers a complimentary shuttle to Patong (a must-see) and transfers to Kamala Beach as well. Avail the Hyatt Regency’s complimentary services to make your holiday unforgettable.
Take a trip to nearby attractions like Karon Beach, Wat Khao Rang or Jungceylon. In addition, you can also step out and indulge in some diving and snorkelling, and end your day with a set Thai dinner at the Hyatt Regency.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Regency Club Lounge. After that, you can choose from a host of entertainment activities, including the FantaSea show.
Drive to Krabi, barely 3 hours away from Phuket. While this town is equally stunning, it is less active and is mostly meant for relaxation. Explore your resort — Aonang Phu Petra and the Ao Nang area (must-visit) on this day with the complimentary shuttle service provided by the resort.
Treat yourself with a Sunset Cruise on the Royal Jet Cruiser with the excursion discounts offered at the Aonang Phu Petro resort.
Either take a 1.5-hour flight or a long 10-hour drive filled with beautiful sights to Bangkok, and then catch a direct flight back home.
2. The Active traveller
Love the rush? Whether you enjoy parties or adventures, we got you covered. This itinerary, covering Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin will help you have the most vibrant 7 days in Thailand.
Arrive in Bangkok & check-in at the Avani Atrium Hotel. After that, prepare to shop at the Chatuchak Market. In the evening, head to Soi Cowboy, the famous street featured in the movie Hangover 2. You also have the choice of heading up to one of many rooftop bars like the Sky Bar or the Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar.
A trip to Thailand is incomplete without seeing one of the floating markets. Be prepared to spend an entire day at the floating market because they’re on the city outskirts. Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which is the largest and one of the oldest ones in Bangkok.
Take a 2-hour drive to Pattaya from Bangkok. This beautiful resort city with a large expat population has many things to offer. Head to your abode at the Let’s Hyde Resort & Villas. Enjoy a beach party or get your adrenaline pumping with some exciting water sports at Coral Island, which is a must-visit.
Tiffany’s Cabaret show is another place considered an absolute must-visit. It is located less than 5 minutes away from the beach and 500 m from the Let’s Hyde resort. However, the real fun begins only when you hit the Pattaya’s party scene in the Walking Street and experience the stunning nightlife.
From Pattaya, drive to Hua Hin, a resort city established by the Thai Royals, which is approximately 4 hours away.
You can experience a calmer side of Thailand in Hua Hin, away from the crowds. Check-in at the Yana Villas and enjoy a floating pool snack in the evening. Later, keep your schedule open and explore the beautiful city and its night markets.
There are a host of nature-related activities available around Hua Hin. But keep the 6th day aside for a visit to the popular monkey Mountain, which houses the Wat Khao Lad temple, a 20m-tall Buddha, a Chinese temple and of course, lots of monkeys!
You can either take a 2.5-hour drive or take the airport shuttle from Yana Villas to get back to Bangkok, from where you can directly catch a flight back home.
3. The Romantic Escapist
Looking for a romantic getaway in the land of smiles? This 6-day itinerary will ensure your Thailand holiday is dreamy and memorable.
Arrive at Koh Samui & transfer to the Belmond Napasai. Arguably the most stunning of destinations in Thailand, Koh Samui will want you to do too much or too little! Spend the first day exploring the surroundings and the resort facilities or visit the popular Chaweng beach.
When in Koh Samui, do as the locals do: Relax! Keep this day free as you make spontaneous plans to either enjoy the beach sands together, go diving or just chill at one of the bars.
Reserve this day to get out and get sun-tanned. Proceed on a visit to the islands around Samui like Koh Tao. It means ‘Turtle Island’ and is the scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand.
This is where the fun begins! Head to the Koh Phangan Island, which is about an hour by ferry. Ferries depart at every half an hour from various points from Koh Samui. Check in to the Panmivan Resort and get ready for an amazing time.
Koh Phangan is a small island which was discovered by tourists and labelled as the spot where one can experience “full moon nights” in all its glory! Every full moon, there is a Full moon party which is renowned all over the world. The pull of this place is such that there is hardly a place to stand in a 2 km stretch of beach.
After a night of partying, keep the next day for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Pick a spa treatment of your choice from a plethora of options at the Panviman Resort and just lie back and get revitalized.
Return to Koh Samui from Koh Phangan and catch a connecting flight via Bangkok back home.
4. A Long weekend break
Make your own rules as you enjoy a rare 6-day weekend in Thailand. Discover the best of Thailand at Bangkok and Koh Samui with this itinerary.
Arrive at Bangkok & check in to the hotel. After freshening up, make sure not to waste any time and head on over to Sukhumvit Road to experience some fine dining, or party at the most happening night clubs.
Reserve the day for Chinatown market or Asiatique Riverfront. Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall.
Fly to Koh Samui and spend your holiday at the Belmond Napasai. After a delicious brunch, head to the northern coast of Koh Samui and visit the famous Big Buddha shrine. The 12-metre high golden Buddha is probably Samui’s most well-known landmark.
When in Koh Samui, don’t miss the waterfalls. Although Samui has several waterfalls, the two Na Muang waterfalls are definitely the most picturesque.
The name Na Muang refers to the massive purple rocks at the waterfalls. Rocks and tree roots form a natural staircase that leads to the base of Na Muang 1. A 10-minute walk further up the mountain leads to Samui’s most beautiful waterfall, Na Muang 2. Don’t pass up on this experience!
Spend day 5 indulging in water sports like kite surfing, kayaking, snorkelling or enjoy an interesting day going elephant trekking or watching a crocodile show!
You can fly back home from Koh Samui on a connecting flight via Bangkok.
5. Go with a group!
Thailand is one of the best destinations for a trip with friends. The phrase, “the more, the merrier” definitely works for a group getaway in Thailand. From Phuket to Krabi and many other places in between, experience the best of Thailand with your best buddies.
Arrive in Phuket & transfer to The Village Coconut Island. Keep your first day free so you can explore the Walking street. Alternatively, you can visit Phi Phi islands and it’s neighboring attractions like the Monkey beach, Bamboo island and more.
Head to Phang Nga Bay for Kayaking and take time out to visit James Bond Island. Enjoy a full day trip to one of these by speedboat/long tail boat/jet cruise. Indulge in water-sports, followed by a delicious Thai Lunch.
Indulge in a relaxing spa session at the Village Coconut Island Resort. Rest and soak in the property’s positive vibes. In the evening, head over to the local night market and try the street food and snacks while enjoying street performances and music.
Drive to Khao Lak (2 hours) and check-in at the Robinson Club. A quieter & nature-loving cousin of Phuket, revel in a leisurely time during this day while exploring the resort and its quiet surroundings. To top it off, the resort covers all your big meals along with complimentary beverages!
A full day visit to Khao Sok is a great addition to your Thai holiday. Cruise through the beautiful Khao Sok national park on a bamboo raft, feed elephants at a rescue camp, stop for a Thai Lunch at a local restaurant and end the visit by touring the Monkey Temple.
Drive to Krabi, which is just 2 hours away. Although Krabi is comparatively less active as compared to Phuket, it is equally stunning. Explore the resort and then head over to Ao Nang, where you can visit the restro-bars, enjoy a spa session or catch exquisite sunset views from the beach.
You can treat yourself with a Sunset Cruise on the Royal Jet Cruise on the 7th day. However, you can also choose to have a more energetic day by indulging in some adventure sports like ATV rides, Ziplining or water sports.
Keep your 8th day aside for the well-known “4 island tour.” This takes you to the 4 must-visit islands, Pranang Beach, Tup Island, Chicken Island and Poda Island, on a speedboat or a long boat.
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