Thailand Itinerary – 10 Days

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Thailand Itinerary 10 Days
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 When you’re going to be traveling, we must plan things ahead of time. We’re aware that you might already have charted what you’re going to do when you’re traveling to the land of people who will always smile.

Most countries excel in giving tourists a certain experience when they’re traveling, but with Thailand, you’ll be experiencing thousands of unforgettable experiences. The land of smiles is known for its white-sand beaches, exciting nightlife, exquisite and exotic cuisine, and other different experiences. Thailand boasts itself for having a multitude of different industries and niches that you can enjoy. We’ll be guiding you through the different parts of Thailand with this Itinerary!

Where To Go?

Thailand Itinerary 10 Days
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We understand that when you’re traveling to another country, we are giving you an unforgettable yet unique experience. This itinerary has been carefully designed and planned out to help you enjoy what Thailand has to offer. 

First thing’s first, you’ll need to be able to get to Thailand. Here’s a list of international airports that can serve as points of entry towards the country.

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport which is through Bangkok
  2. Don Mueang International Airport through Bangkok 
  3. Phuket International Airport through Phuket
  4. Chiang Mai International Airport through Chiang Mai
  5. Mao Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport through Chang Rai
  6. Hat Yai International Airport through Hat Yai

For this itinerary, we encourage individuals to book a flight to the first two airports that’s in Bangkok. This is to optimize travel time when traveling across the country.

Day 1 – Day 2: Bangkok

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When you’re starting your adventure in Thailand, the first place that’s on your list should be Bangkok. The hustling and bustling capital of Thailand is known for some of the best cuisines in South East Asia; most people who would travel to Bangkok are usually food bloggers and party-goers.  Since this city is one of the oldest in Asia, it has a fascinating mix of old traditional culture and complex modern architecture and cuisine.

One of the shining jewels of the capital is The Grand Palace which is known for its exotic and spacious architecture. Some of the main attractions in The Grand Palace is the Wat Phra Kaew which has spiritual and religious significance. It’s known for having a statue of Buddha that’s made out of jade and then clothed in golden garments.

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You can also go to Khao San Road which is known for its nightlife. If you’re into having a good time and meeting new friends, then this is the best place to be. If you’re not into getting a couple of drinks, then you can try out the exotic street food that’s placed around this part of town.

Since Bangkok is one of the busiest cities in Asia, most people will have differing views of the city. If you’re someone who loves the fast-paced life of a city, then you’ll definitely love the markets, streets, the Tuk Tuks, and the wide variety of restaurants that lined up for your palate. The smell of spicy Thai food coupled with the smell of freshly-caught seafood is something that will leave a lasting impression.

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In most cases, people will be staying in this city for at least 2 days. It’s best to add one more day if you have a good appetite to try out the hodgepodge of dishes that Bangkok’s restaurants have to offer. However, if you’re on a tight schedule, you can start packing up on the second day so you can get towards the ancient city of Chiang Mai.

Day 3 – 5: Chiang Mai

Next, we’ll escape the hustle and bustle of the busy capital and we’ll get towards Chiang Mai, which is known for its historical significance and the hundreds of Buddhist temples that dot the landscape. These temples are also surrounded by some of the most beautiful bodies of water and mountains.

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There are plenty of different activities that you can do in Chiang Mai, for people who are pursuing a career in cooking, you can take up a class in one of the most famous cooking classes that train Thai chefs on how to make a 4-course meal the Thai way.

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One that’s quite famous among hikers and trekkers is the Doi Inthanon National Park.  This national park is 70 kilometers southwest of Chiang Mai. Compared to other mountain ranges in the region, this park is part of the Himalayan mountain range which makes it one of the highest peaks in Thailand with an elevation of 800 – 2500 meters above sea level. Right off the bat, we want to set your expectations that there are not as many public transports going to this area. There might be some drivers that might take you up on your offer which will take them around 2 – 3 hours to drive you there.

Since the different tourist attractions in Doi Inthanon are kilometers apart, it is advised that you get a car or a bike when you need to drive around the different attractions. It’s recommended that you visit the national park during weekdays when there are not that many people around.

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Another national park that’s quite near Chiang Mai is the Doi Suthep National Park. Most guides would say that you haven’t gone to Doi Suthep, then your stay in Chiang Mai isn’t complete. Compared to Doi Inthanon that’s 70 kilometers away, Doi Suthep is relatively close and will usually take you 30 minutes to get to the mountain’s peak. The park is usually open from 6 AM to 6 PM, but it’s better to go there during weekdays.

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One of the main attractions of Doi Suthep is the famous Doi Suthep temple that can give you a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. You’ll have to climb 300 steps to get to the top. No worries, if you don’t want to climb that far, you can always take an elevator.

If you’re looking for more adrenaline in your adventure, then you should try out Flight of the Gibbon zip lines which is considered to be the best zipline tour operator in Thailand. The thrilling activities of this park that’s placed in the middle of a virgin rainforest make ideal for adventurers of all ages.

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Day 5 – 8: Phuket

Right after taking in the scenic views of Chiang Mai, the next destination will take us to Phuket’s white-sand beaches. This mountainous island that’s dotted with rainforests makes it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the western shores of Thailand.

Phuket is also known for having some of the best trainers of the legendary martial art of Muay Thai. Saphan Hin Stadium is a must-see for individuals who are fascinated with the art of fighting using all the limbs of your body. Usually, the tickets will be around $40 or 1300 THB.

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In three days, you’ll be able to experience the different clubs, nightlife, and unique cuisines of  Phuket city. Just like Bangkok, Phuket can be a hit-and-miss type of destination if you’re into overdeveloped tourist spots. Essentially, Phuket is a stepping stone towards the next destination in our list: Koh Phi Phi  and the different islands off the shore of Thailand.

Day 8 – 10: Koh Phi Phi

The last but not the least, the remaining 2 days of your trip to Thailand should be spent enjoying the tropical sceneries and waterscape of the different islands off the coast of Thailand.

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Just like Bangkok, there’s going to be some mixed impressions about Phi Phi. Koh Phi Phi sports some of the best hotels and clubs while still being in a good distance away from civilization. However, it can be a bit crowded at certain times of the year. If you want to take a break from all the island hopping that you’ve made throughout the day, then this is one of the best places to relax. One of the best places to visit in Phi Phi is the reggae bar.

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The talented musicians and artists in this bar are guaranteed to give you a fun night. Other than the lavish high-end resorts of Phi Phi, there’s always a multitude of different activities to keep yourself busy with. Right after you’ve experienced the chill life in Koh Phi Phi, it’s time to start hopping to other islands around Koh Phi Phi.

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You’ve probably seen these islands in a lot of different movies; the Phi Phi islands are definitely a sight to behold. You can hop towards a variety of islands which include Bamboo island, James Bond Island, and several different snorkeling spots. If you’re an avid swimmer and scuba diver, this is one of the prime places in Thailand that you should go to.

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Ultimately, Thailand is a lot more than what meets the eye. From lush evergreen jungles to white-sand beaches situated in a tropical paradise, you’ll be clamoring for more once you get a taste of adventure in this land of smiles. There’s no end to the number of wonders that you’ll experience in Thailand, especially when there are so many activities that you can choose from. So what are you waiting for? Book a ticket now and experience what will be the most unforgettable tropical adventure that you will experience yet!