10 Days in Thailand: Our Recommendations


From dazzling temples in its north to the crystal-clear waters and sun-soaked sandy beaches in the islands to the south, Thailand provides a multitude of experiences worth experiencing. With 10 days in Thailand, you can take your time to comfortably discover the most unique destinations in the world. Regardless of whether you are a lover of nature, culture, or just a plain beach bum, the country has something for everyone. Planning a trip to the ‘Land of White Elephants’? Check out our top 2 recommendations for Thailand lasting nine to ten days below.

10 Days in Thailand: Thailand Grand Tour

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Tour a few stunning ancient temples and visit an elephant rehabilitation center in Chiang Mai
Day 1 Arrive in Chiang Rai
Day 2 Venture to the infamous Golden Triangle
Day 3 Travel to Chiang Mai
Day 4 Admire Chiang Mai’s old town, learn more about Asian elephants
Day 5 Continue to Sukhotai via Lampang
Day 6 Discover the ruins of Ayutthaya
Day 7 Relive Second World War in Kanchanaburi
Day 8 Exploring Kanchanaburi before heading for Bangkok
Day 9 Soak up Bangkok’s famous sites
Day 10 Depart Bangkok

Enjoy 10 days in Thailand’s top destinations during this private tour. See the treasures of Chiang Rai and visit the infamous Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. Then you are off to Chiang Mai, where you will climb 309 stairs to the top of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of Thailand’s most revered temples. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from the temple and visit an elephant care center. Your journey to Kanchanaburi takes you through pastoral landscapes, pasts towns, and villages frozen in time. It was here that the infamous Death Railway Bridge episode took place during the Second World War, which was later immortalized in the Hollywood classic ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’. Having soaked up the highlights of northern Thailand, you will then make your way to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok where this tour ends. See tour.

9 Days in Thailand: Northern Thailand and Essence of Laos

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Day 1 Say hello to Bangkok
Day 2 Explore Bangkok before flying to Chiang Rai
Day 3 Drift down the Mekong River
Day 4 Continue down Mekong River via Luang Prabang and Pak Ou Caves
Day 5 Explore Luang Prabang and Kuang Si Falls
Day 6 Continue to Phonsavan
Day 7 Discover the mysterious Plain of Jars before flying to Vientiane
Day 8 Venture through Vientiane’s best sites
Day 9 Say goodbye to Vientiane

Immerse yourself in Southeast Asia’s rich cultural history and spectacular natural beauty during this nine-day adventure. Cover Bangkok’s blockbuster of sites and mesmerizing highlights during your stay in the city. See its ornate buildings, floating markets, and extravagant temples. Then sail down the Mekong River with stops in Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, and Kuang Si Falls. Spend the final part of your adventure in Laos, soaking up the atmospheric streets of Vientiane. See tour. 

As seen in the itineraries provided above, 10 days in Thailand is a good duration to make a memorable trip. If you’d like to plan a similar trip to Thailand or something completely different for yourself, connect with our Travel Experts in Thailand. For other recommended itineraries and possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in Thailand.

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