Three Weeks in Thailand: My Itinerary

March 24, 2016

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My first journey of the year was a three weeks trip around Thailand with my boyfriend. We decided to travel through the south of Thailand and roughly planned a route. However, our travel plan changed a little bit due to recommendations from other travellers that we have met on the road and depending on how we felt. My Thailand itinerary shows you all the places and destinations that I have explored during my trip through Thailand.

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Bangkok
Our journey started in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Our urge to explore the city was so big that we immediately headed out after check-in despite our jet lag. Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Golden Mount and Chinatown were among the places that we visited. The other day we took a train to Ayuttahaya, which is located just outside of Bangkok, to explore old temples and ruins.

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Krabi
Next stop: Krabi! I heard only good things about this place, so that I was particularly excited to explore this beach gem. Krabi did not disappoint! We spent about six days there and you could easily stay a little longer. Our days were filled with relaxing at the beach, visiting beautiful islands, kayaking through caves and watching monkeys play around.

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Phi Phi Island
Originally we planned to visit Koh Phi Phi only for a day trip from Krabi. However, after talking to some English travellers, we were convinced to stay on the island for a couple of days. This turned out to be a good decision. Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful small island with stunning beaches and an incredible view point that is totally worth the hike.

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Khao Lak
After a ferry and a bus ride we made it to Khao Lak, which was hit the hardest by the Tsunami in 2004. During our time in Khao Lak, we walked through the jungle in the Khao Lak Lam Ru Nationalpark, relaxed at the White Sand Beach, wandered around the Bang Niang market and visited the Similan Islands. The Similan Islands were without a doubt a highlight on my travels in Thailand.

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Phuket
We decided spontaneously to leave Khao Lak a day earlier and drive to Phuket, from where we would take a flight back to Bangkok. Phuket is a bit more touristy than the other places that we have visited. It is the biggest beach destination in Thailand, so that your experience depends highly on the area you stay in.

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Bangkok
Finally, we were back in Bangkok again. This time we tried to take it easy and started our last days in Thailand by relaxing at the pool in the W Hotel. We also visited the Chatuchak weekend market that I absolutely loved. Later, we had some drinks in a roof top bar to top off our last night in Thailand.

Have you visited Thailand? What was on your Thailand itinerary?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Marette Flora April 1, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Is there anything you would change about your itinerary? We are planning a trip and would love your input. Thanks!

    Floradise | http://www.maretteflora.com

    • Reply Girl x Departure April 1, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      I think I wouldn’t go to Phuket again, but instead have another day in Krabi. 🙂 What are your plans so far?

  • Reply Bekah October 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

    I’m curious if you prebooked everything like accommodations and in country flights or found them as you went. I’m planning a trip to Thailand this November and can’t decide if I want to have such a strict itinerary, but am also nervous that things will sell out.

    • Reply Girl x Departure October 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Bekam, I had my fight to and from Thailand rebooked and I think one inland flight. I booked the other inland flight during my time in Thailand and other than that I used buses and ferries. I hadn’t had all my accommodations booked and booked some of them just a few days earlier. We visited Thailand during high season and had no problems with things to be sold out. I think that you should have a loose itinerary to have room for spontaneous decisions. We made a itinerary beforehand, but changed it a little during our travels. I hope this helps you 🙂
      xx Laura

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