How Many Days for a Thailand Tour? Best Thailand Itinerary Offered

Thailand has your outdoor plans covered, no matter you come for the fascinating temples, marvelous beaches and islands, stunning nature in the mountains, cuisine that is adored around the world, and welcoming people with big smiles, etc.

The next question out of your mind might be that to have a Thailand tour, how many days is required. Well, it depends on a lot of factors. If you are a first-timer to Thailand, you would need some time to visit all the important tourist spots. However, if you have been to Thailand a couple of times, you can base yourself in the destinations you prefer.

The followings are some sample itineraries to help you work out your own perfect travel plan. Please continue your reading to have a check.

6 Days to Discover the Golden Triangle of Thailand

Within 6 days in Thailand, you are recommended to land in Chiang Mai, the largest city in the mountainous northern Thailand. From here, start your adventure in the mysterious Golden Triangle region.

Golden Triangle is a destination for both nature lovers and history buffs. In the past, the Golden Triangle has been an area famous for opium plantations. Instead of the heart of the global heroin trade, the area runs agriculture and tourism these days.

The landscape is hilly, covered with acres of lush farmland and divided by the Ruak River that flows into the Mekong. And the rivers form a natural boundary between Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.

From Chiang Mai, you can also have an excursion to Mae Hong Son, a remote and scenic destination, bordering Myanmar. The raw natural beauty, laid-back vibe and picturesque setting are perfect for those in search of serenity. Waterfalls, hot springs, and forested caves dot the endless rolling mountains of Mae Hong Son, waiting for you to explore.

Mae Hong Son VillageMae Hong Son in northern Thailand is a true jewel of nature.

If you don’t want to go too far from Chiang Mai, take a day out to Doi Inthanon National Park which is featured with rugged terrain blanketed by lush tropical forests and dotted with mighty rivers and majestic waterfalls.

7-9 Days for a Thailand Tour in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

7 to 9 days can usually assure you of a Thailand tour to explore the major destinations of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

A classic 8 days of Thailand tour will start in Chiang Mai, then head to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle region, and finally explore Bangkok. You have a city tour in Chiang Mai and have the opportunity to volunteer and care for elephants in the Elephant Nature Park. Except for a temple exploration in Bangkok, also go to its surrounding town of Kanchanaburi, with beautiful natural scenery and dark history.

For those who want to know more history of Thailand, the 7 days Bangkok and Chiang Mai discovery tour is a perfect option. Have an exploration of Ayutthaya, the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom that was founded in 1350. There are tons of magnificent ancient ruins to see.

Ayutthaya RuinsAyutthaya is the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom.

Or focus on one or two places and spend the rest days of this trip on a beach resort. For example, land in Chiang Mai and visit the Elephant Nature Park and Tiger Kingdom firstly. And then head to the paradise of beaches and islands - Phuket to enjoy some water fun.

10-12 Days to Explore Thailand from Temples to the Sea

10 to 12 days of Thailand tour not only takes you to the key destinations of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, but also offers you some leisure time on beaches.

Take the 10 days leisure Thailand tour to Koh Samui as an example.

You start from Bangkok and its side trips, stretch to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, then end the trip at Koh Samui. While your stay in Bangkok, take time to enjoy a further trip to the Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi for its amazing waterfalls and caves. Then you have two full days to relax your body and mind on the beaches of Koh Samui.

Koh SamuiKoh Samui is an ideal place to relax yourself after an exploration of temples.

Many visitors combine a Thailand tour with Bali. During the 10 days Thailand and Bali highlight tour, after your visit to Chiang Mai and Bangkok, fly to Bali to discover the incredibly beautiful country. There are so many temples sitting by the sea, like the Tanah Lot Temple on a solid sea rock facing the Indian Ocean and the Uluwatu Temple perched on top of the steep cliff.

14 Days or More to Cover the Whole of Thailand Without a Rush

If you are planing to stay in Thailand for 14 days or longer, luckily, your tour can cover the whole of Thailand without a rush.

Slow down your pace in the main destinations like Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, or take time to explore their surroundings. And also, you have time to enjoy a sunbath on the beaches of Phuket, Pattaya, or Koh Samui.

Except for the Golden Triangle region, Chiang Rai has more to offer. Some of the most impressive temples of Thailand locate here, including the White Temple, a completely white and ornate architecture, the Black House, a strange museum where you can see a lot of animal skeletons, and the Blue Temple, a modern Buddhist temple distinguished by its vivid blue coloring and elaborate carvings.

In Chiang Mai, after the encounters with Asian elephants and tigers, you can take a hike on Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, rising 2565 meters above the ground. Or, enjoy an amazing bamboo rafting to raft along the Mae Wang River. Adventure sports enthusiasts will love a zipline tour above the lush rainforests and coffee plantations in Chiang Mai. A total of 28 zip-lines are included, reaching up to about 274 meters long.

Bamboo Rafting Along the Mae Wang RiverEnjoy a bamboo rafting along the Mae Wang River near Chiang Mai.

The biggest highlight of all Thailand tours is on the beaches and islands. This 17 days Thailand beach tour is highly recommended to beach addicts, it taking you to Pattaya Coral Island and Phuket Similan Islands. Water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, or snorkeling are available.

Summary

Now you have the answer to the question that how many days are needed in Thailand for travel. Basically, it is recommended to focus a 6 days of Thailand tour on the mysterious Golden Triangle region.

If you have 7 to 9 days in Thailand, the main scenic spots including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai can all be included. Alternatively, you can base yourself in one or two places and spend the rest days of this trip on a beach resort.

To cover all the major destinations and ensure a beach tour as well, you need 10 to 12 days. For more exploration of the surrounding islands of the main beach resort, reward yourself a Thailand tour for at least 14 days.

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