Bangkok: 2 days
Fly into Don Mueang International Airport or Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. For the first two days of your trip, explore this capital city known for its splendour. Visit Khao San Road, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and numerous smaller temples spread across the city. For a more relaxing itinerary, consider getting a Thai massage at one of the numerous parlours. Before enjoying Bangkok’s notorious nightlife, climb to the top of the Golden Mount and watch the sunset over the city.
Things to do
- History, culture and tourism buffs can head to temples like Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and sail down Chao Phraya River.
- Revel in the upbeat vibe of Khao San Road, especially at night.
- Spend a few hours in the busy canal markets of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or Amphawa Floating Market.
- Shop to your heart’s content in the lanes and malls of Siam.
- Explore the neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Bangrak for their food markets, art galleries, and temples.
- Catch a Muay Thai night fight at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
Chiang Mai: 2 Days
It is important to get an authentic taste of Thailand and its local cultures and traditions and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand offers just that. Hundreds of temples call this city their home, and it is also a mecca for food lovers looking to try some lip smacking local delicacies. Families and expats have a great time here, as do culture lovers, architecture aficionados, and history buffs.
Things to do:
- Visit the temples of Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Doi Suthep in the Old City.
- Visit the Elephant Nature Park to learn about the animals in their natural habitat, and learn to care for them and protect them.
- Watch the Chiang Mai Night Market come alive as the sun comes down, and stock up on souvenirs, clothes, and small items at cheap rates.
Kanchanaburi: 1 day
If you are more interested in modern history than ancient history, Kanchanaburi will be a great place to visit for you. You can see the historical attractions which were created during World War 2 in Kanchanaburi. Not only that you can also swim at the wonderful waterfalls, or visit an elephant sanctuary.
The Islands: 2 Days
What is Thailand without its islands? Countering the urban hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the pristine isles of Thailand are virtually uncountable and positively unmatched in terms of their beauty. The lush green bodies of rock and sand sit amidst blue-green waters with colourful boats bobbing in them as towering limestone cliffs and a blazing horizon vie for attention.
The vibe is relaxed, tranquil, and fun, as you feel the soft sand between your toes. You can even get some sand in your hair at a lively midnight beach party. You can pick from hundreds of islands based on what you like and how you would like to chalk out your activities.
Things to do:
- Soak up the Thai culture with other travellers and experience pure island life on Koh Phi Phi.
- Spend some quality time with your partner on the secluded beaches of Koh Lipe.
- Pack in a complete holiday experience with beach clubs, spas, and tourist sights on Koh Samui.
- Attend the legendary full moon beach parties on Koh Pha Ngan.
- Get your dose of adrenaline with diving among marine life, scuba diving, and hiking on Koh Tao.