Thailand

→ Southeast Asian country 
→ Known for fussy temples
→ Known for beautiful tropical beaches

why should you visit Thailand

Thailand is packed with cultural, historic and natural attractions. The main reason you should visit Thailand is to see its beautiful beaches and natural scenery along with the vibrant culture and cuisines.

who should visit Thailand

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, Rafting, Kayaking, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Wind surfing, Sea cruising, Water skiing, Jet skiing, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Food Lover

when should you visit Thailand

For Beach Vacation

Best Season: December – March

Top destinations in Thailand

This is the list of top destinations in Thailand where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Bangkok

Bangkok

City of Art and Culture

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Phuket

Phuket

Railay

Railay

top activities to do in Thailand

Exploring top beaches of Thailand

Exploring Ayutthaya's temple ruins

Exploring Khao Sok National Park

Exploring Chiang Mai

Eating Thai Dishes

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Thailand:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. Pai
  2. Chiang Mai
  3. Ko Tao
  4. Khao Sok National Park
  5. Phuket
  6. Railay

If you are temples, ancient sites and history lover:

  1. Ayutthaya
  2. Kanchanaburi
  3. Bangkok
  4. Chiang Mai

If you are a culture lover:

     For Cultures and Traditions:

  1. Ayutthaya
  2. Chiang Mai

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Pai
  2. Khao Sok National Park
  3. Kanchanaburi
  4. Chiang Mai
  5. Railay

If you are a beach lover:

     For busy beach (Resort, People, Partying):

  1. Phuket
  2. Railay

     For quieter beach:

  1. Ko Chang
  2. Ko Lanta

From the above list, you can see that Chiang Mai overlaps in four categories, whereas Railay overlaps in three categories and Ayutthaya, Khao Sok National Park, Kanchanaburi, Pai, and Phuket overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Thailand is mostly about cultural, historic, natural attractions and great beaches our first pick would be Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Khao Sok National Park and Phuket. 

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first time visit to Thailand and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Choose your itinerary according to your interests

If you are culture and nature lover, then head towards Northern Thailand with hilly regions:

Bangkok (Day 1-2)→Kanchanaburi (Day 3)→Ayutthaya (Day 4)→Chiang Mai (Day 5)→Chiang Rai (Day 6)→Chiang Mai, Return home (Day 7)

or,

If you are beach and islands lover with lots of water activities, then head towards Southern Thailand 

Bangkok (Day 1-2)→Phuket and Koh Yao Yai (Day 3-4)→Koh Phi Phi (Day 5-6)→Phuket, Return home (Day 7/8)


If you have 14 days, then you can combine Northern and Southern Thailand itinerary (above).

Bangkok (Day 1-2)→Kanchanaburi (Day 3)→Ayutthaya (Day 4)→Chiang Mai (Day 5-6)→Chiang Rai (Day 7)→Pai (Day 8)→Flight to Phuket, Koh Phi Phi (Day 9-10)→Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi (Day 11)→Phang-Nga, Khao Sok National Park (Day 12-13)→Back to Phuket and return home (Day 14)

or,

Bangkok (Day 1-2)→Kanchanaburi (Day 3)→Ayutthaya (Day 4)→Chiang Mai (Day 5-6)→Chiang Rai (Day 7)→Surat Thani, Koh Phangan (Day 8-9)→Return to Surat Thani, Khao Sok National Park, Phang-Nga (Day 10-11)→Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Nai (Day 12-13)→Back to Phuket and return home (Day 14)

The difference between these two itineraries is Pai and Koh Phangan. If you want to add more of the hilly destination with a picturesque valley filled with a relaxed atmosphere, then include Pai in your list. And if you want to add more of the island destination with some party and crowd, then include Ko Phangan in your list…..The choice is yours. There are more flights from Pai to Phuket in comparision to Chinag Rai to Surat Thani (till this date)…Be aware!


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling crammed.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Thailand can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your life time.