2 Weeks in Thailand: Our Recommendations

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Two weeks in Thailand allows for a laid-back traveling through this Southeast Asian gem. From exploring magnificent temples in aesthetic ancient cities like Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya to floating across the cooling crystal-clear waters surrounding the country’s plethora of paradise islands and hiking through the adventurous tribal North, there is a lot you can do within a fortnight. If you are planning a comprehensive trip to Thailand but are not sure how long to stay, then a two-week trip to Thailand is ideal. Below is our selection of 13 to 14-day Thailand itineraries that take you to some of the country’s most sought-after destinations.

14 Days in Thailand: Cultural Thailand & Koh Samui Adventure

Thailand possess different islands considered paradises in their own right.
Ferry across the waters to visit amazing islands of Thailand
Day 1 Take your first steps in the Thai capital
Day 2 Soak up the sights and sounds of Bangkok during a guided tour
Day 3 See longboats jostling for space in Damneon Saduak
Day 4 Head to Kanchanaburi
Day 5 Discover Erawan National Park
Day 6 Fly to Chiang Mai
Day 7 Visit Elephant Nature Park
Day 8 Explore hill tribe area outside Chiang Mai
Day 9 Take a boat to Koh Samui from Surat Thani
Day 10 Enjoy a free day in Koh Samui
Day 11 Continue your stay in Koh Samui
Day 12 Enjoy the beaches of Koh Samui
Day 13 Spend your final day on an island paradise
Day 14 Depart Koh Samui

Bangkok’s relaxed attitude might be an anomaly in Southeast Asia, but that is what makes the city worth visiting. Although thoroughly modern, the Thai capital, which is also the starting point of your journey, still carries vestiges of the past when it was part of the Ayutthaya kingdom. Cover the highlights of Bangkok during a guided tour, then head out of the city to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak where longboats jostle for space in a canal and a variety of goods are bought and sold. Visit the famous bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi and board the train along the Death Railway. Then explore Chiang Mai’s hill tribe region before kicking back in Koh Samui. See tour.

13 Days in Thailand: Grand Thailand Tour with Cambodia Add On

Koh Samet is the perfect destination just off Thailand in Asia
Accompanied by favorable weather and an interesting beach vibe, Koh Samet is where to head when in Thailand
Day 1 Arrive in Chiang Rai
Day 2 Explore the infamous Golden Triangle
Day 3 Head for Chiang Mai
Day 4 Discover Chiang Mai
Day 5 Visit Lamphun, Lampang and Sukhothai
Day 6 Head south to Ayutthaya
Day 7 Travel to Kanchanaburi
Day 8 Visit Bangkok
Day 9 Cover Bangkok’s key sites
Day 10 Fly to Siem Reap
Day 11 Discover Siem Reap
Day 12 Wander through Siem Reap’s surroundings
Day 13 Say goodbye to Siem Reap

Chiang Rai might not be as popular as Chiang Mai, its sibling to the south, but that does not make it less interesting. Situated in the north of Thailand, the starting point of your journey is the gateway to tribal regions. Next on the itinerary is Chiang Mai, followed by Ayutthaya, home to some of Thailand’s most important historic sites. From there you will continue to Bangkok and fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia, where the sprawling ruins of Angkor await you. See tour.

13 Days in Thailand: East Coast Explorer

Bangkok is the charming capital of Thailand.
The floating markets in Bangkok are worth a visit
Day 1 Arrive in the Thai capital of Bangkok
Day 2 Visit Bangkok’s best sites
Day 3 Go sightseeing in Kanchanaburi
Day 4 Enjoy a free day in Kanchanaburi
Day 5 Explore the ruins of Ayutthaya
Day 6 Arrive in Chiang Mai
Day 7 Discover Chiang Mai
Day 8 Fly to Koh Samui
Day 9 Visit Ang Thong Marine National Park
Day 10 Take a ferry to Koh Pha Ngan
Day 11 Venture to Koh Tao
Day 12 Spend your final day in Koh Tao
Day 13 Catch your flight home

It is not just beaches and islands that make Thailand a drool-worthy destination, although they are part of this 13-day trip. Cities like Ayutthaya are home to cultural landmarks that go back to antiquity, while places like Kanchanaburi, which is included in your itinerary, are associated with more recent events. Having covered both these places, you are off to Chiang Mai, the hub of northern Thailand, followed by Koh Samui, Thailand’s second-largest island, where emerald waters and palm-fringed beaches compete with lush rainforests and rocky outcrops for your attention.

As seen in the itineraries provided above, two weeks is a good duration to make a memorable trip to Thailand. 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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