So you’ve got one week in Thailand? or even better : 8-10 days travel in Thailand?
Whether you’re a beach bum, a party animal, a culture vulture or an adventurer I’ve suggested an itinerary for you to make the most of your trip around Thailand. Even if you only have a week, I still think Thailand is worth the visit. Focus on a few main highlights to enjoy.
If you only have one week I suggest flying most places. The cost of travelling in Thailand for a week can be considerably cheaper if you use night buses and night trains to make the most of all your days and save on accommodation. You can book using this website here, if you have your trip mostly planned it’s great as you get discounts for each ticket you buy!
For flights I recommend comparing prices on skyscanner before booking. Air Asia, Nok air and Thai smile have some great value domestic flights.
1 week Thailand Itinerary for BEACH BUMS
Focus on Southern Thailand if you have one week to visit Thailand’s beautiful beaches. Thailand has some of the best islands to spend a week relaxing and exploring:
Head down to Krabi (fly or night bus) – spend 2 days in Railay, on the beach day 1, do a snorkelling tour day 2
Day 2 & 3 Boat to Koh Phi Phi, beach day and hike to viewpoint, party on Koh Phi Phi at night
Day 4 trip to Maya Bay to see ‘The Beach’ beach, snorkelling, watch the best fireshows in Thailand
Day 5 – Do a try dive/ island hopping trip
Day 6 fly back/night bus back to Bangkok
1 week Thailand Itinerary for PARTY ANIMAL
Come to Thailand to party and enjoy the islands’ best nightlife?
Day 1 – take night bus/train to Koh Tao
Day 2 and 3 on Koh Tao
Day 4 and 5 Head to Koh Phangan, time with a Full Moon/Half Moon/Jungle Party. Make the most of the Full Moon Party with these tips and advice
Day 6 back to Bangkok
Day 7 explore Bangkok
1 week Thailand Itinerary for CULTURE VULTURE
Experience some Thai culture and history and visit ancient temples, cities, and important historical sites:
Day 1 & 2 stay in Bangkok and spend time exploring
Day 3 & 4 Take train/minivan for 3 days in Kanchanaburi – visit waterfall, visit war museum, see bridge over the river kwai, visit an elephant sanctuary
Read more about Kanchanaburi on my post about Thailand’s Top National Parks
Day 5 –go to Ayutthaya the ancient capital in Thailand
Day 6 Take train/minivan from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok
1 week Thailand Itinerary for ADVENTURER
Thailand is for the adventurous and make the most of all the adventure and action:
Day 1 Spend time in Bangkok
Day 2 & 3 Take a minivan to Khao Yai National Park and go camping and jungle trekking
Day 4 & 5 Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or take the night train and spend 3 days in Chiang Mai, ziplining, seeing elephants or any other adventure activities on my Chiang Mai list
Day 6 Fly/night train back to Bangkok
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