Thailand 1 Month Itinerary

Last Updated on 04/06/2024

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So you are planning a month in Thailand itinerary and looking into suggested routes, activities and destinations for where to spend your 1 month in Thailand. Having lived in Thailand over 6 years, I have travelled to all of the places in my itineraries and many of the destinations I have been to multiple times. If you’re in Thailand one month then there is plenty of time to slow travel and experience places in a deeper way than many on a shorter vacation. Of course, some travellers enjoy moving around more and seeing more so I have also included a Thailand I month itinerary for people planning to fit it all in. Some visitors may be budget travellers looking for a Thailand backpacking route for 1 month so there are also tips for keeping your 1 month in Thailand itinerary cheap. If spending less time then check out my one week, two week and three week Thailand itineraries here. 

When planning your Thailand 1 month itinerary you should consider:

if you fly into Bangkok or Phuket

whether to explore the North and Southern Thailand

the kind of activities you enjoy doing

the weather and time of year

1 Month in Thailand – the Best of Thailand

This one month Thailand itinerary includes some of Bangkok, some Northern Thailand and Southern Thailand for some islands, mountains, national parks and culture

5 days in Bangkok

fly/train to Chiang Mai

7 days in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai – elephant sanctuary, temples, the white temple, the ‘Grand Canyon’, street food, walking street market

fly to Krabi

6 days based in Ao Nang or Railay – trips to Railay, rock climbing, kayaking, the blue lagoon, Koh Phi Phi, James Bond island, Hong island, 4 island tour, hiking in the national park

minivan to Khao Sok

4 days in Khao Sok – Stay in a floating bungalow and a tree house by Cheow Lan lake in Khao Sok National Park, experience gibbons, fish eagles and explore caves and waterfalls with a guide

minivan and speedboat to Koh Lipe or Koh Lanta

6 days – Hang out on beautiful white beaches, enjoy a quieter island time (Koh Lanta), go snorkelling or scuba diving on the healthiest reefs in Thailand (Koh Lipe)

ferry, minivan, fly

2 days to travel back to Bangkok


A Month in Thailand Itinerary for Island Lovers

This Thailand 1 month itinerary focuses on the South of Thailand including both the Andaman and Gulf of Thailand islands

4 days in Bangkok

fly, ferry to Koh Phangan

6 days on Koh Phangan – party, chill out, yoga, swim in the sea, visit the viewpoint, the waterfall, slip and slide

ferry to Koh Tao

5 days in Koh Tao – learn to scuba dive (4 day course), paddleboard, visit the viewpoint

ferry, minivan to Krabi

5 days in Ao Nang or Railay – rock climbing, kayaking, the blue lagoon, James Bond island, Hong island, 4 island tour, hiking in the national park

ferry to Koh Lanta

3 days on Koh Lanta, chilling at white sand beaches and enjoying a slower pace

ferry to Koh Lipe

6 days on Koh Lipe – the best coral reefs in Thailand, snorkel, paddleboard, hike Adang island nearby


Thailand 1 Month Itinerary for Wildlife Lovers & Scuba Divers

Thailand is amazing for wildlife from elephants to whale sharks, and gibbons to actual whales there is so much to experience in the wild here so follow this one month in Thailand if you love animals

3 days in Bangkok

1 day trip whale watching from Bangkok

minivan to Pak Chong

4 days in Khao Yai National Park – the best chance to see wild elephants in Thailand

train to Hua Hin via Bangkok

3 nights at I Love Phants elephant lodge near Hua Hin

night train to Surat Thani

option to take ferry to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan

5 days on Koh Phangan/Samui – boat trip to see the wild pink dolphins. Option to scuba dive in Koh Tao if whale sharks are around

minivan to Khao Sok

4 days in Khao Sok National Park – stay in a treehouse, sleep on a floating bungalow on a lake, wake up to gibbons, kayak with hornbills flying overhead

minivan to Ao Nang

4 days in Ao Nang and Railay – hang out with the monkeys on monkey trail

minivan, ferry to Koh Lipe

7 days in Koh Lipe – snorkelling and scuba diving with the best marine life in Thailand

speedboat, minivan, fly back to Bangkok


Thailand Travel Itinerary 1 month for Party Lovers

There’s more to Thailand than just partying and drinking but many visitors come here to blow off steam and have a good time. If so, then this is the way to spend your month in Thailand

5 days in Bangkok – party on Khao San road and Sukhumvit

night train/bus and ferry to Koh Phangan

6 days on Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party (alternatively half moon or jungle/waterfall parties) 

ferry, minivan to Krabi

3 days in Ao Nang/Railay to chill and recover

ferry to Koh Phi Phi

5 days on Koh Phi Phi for parties as well as the best fireshows in Thailand and island hopping

ferry to Phuket

6 days in Patong – party hard on Bangla road 

Option to fly to Chiang Mai and head to Pai

5 days partying in the mountains in Pai


A Month in Thailand Itinerary for History and Culture

There is so much history to discover in Thailand, from ancient temples to World War 2 atrocities and memorials. If you are interested in a deeper side of Thailand then this is the 1 month Thailand itinerary for you.

5 days in Bangkok

train to Ayyuthaya

2 days in Ayyuthaya – rent bicycles and explore the ancient capital of Siam

train to Kanchanaburi via Bangkok

6 days in Kanchanaburi exploring World War 2 memorials and museums, the Death Railway and Hellfire Pass

Bangkok and fly/train to Sukhothai

4 days in Sukhothai for ancient temples

train/fly to Chiang Mai

7 days in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai – exploring temples and museums

fly back to Bangkok, minivan to Pak Chong

5 days in Khao Yai National Park – Thailand’s oldest national park and jungle

Thailand Backpacking Route 1 Month

Any of the above one month Thailand itineraries can be adapted for backpacking. The best way to backpack is to use night trains and night buses to avoid flights as you save on accommodation (and the environment!)

Mix and match the above ideas to create the perfect one month in Thailand experience for you and your trip. For further reading and finding out more about Thailand, browse other areas of my Thailand travel blog. You may be interested in Thailand for first timers, how to pick a Thailand island and the ultimate Thailand bucket list of activities.

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