Looking to spend 1 month in Thailand but overwhelmed with too much info and too many dreamy spots? I’ve put together this Thailand itinerary 1 month for all those who want to cover everything from beaches to temples and save as well!

Thailand, the land of a thousand smiles, is one of the most popular tourist destinations owing to its sunny clean beaches, coral islands, bustling local markets, monasteries, Hindu temples, and incredible nightlife.

Thailand is the perfect destination for solo travellers, backpackers, and families alike, and the best way to explore this gem of a country is to spend 1 month in Thailand.

Spending a month in Thailand is perfect as tourists from most countries are provided with visa-free stay for up to 30 days.

This Thailand travel itinerary 1 month is all you need to plan your 30 days in Thailand where you will cover everything from the humming city of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Ao Nang and the dreamy islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Phangan, among others.

The majestic temples at Chiang Mai and the historical cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai will also be explored in this one-month Thailand itinerary.

If you wish visit Thailand for a shorter duration,  this 7 days in Thailand Itinerary willl be perfect for you!


Colourful boats on Phi Phi island in front of mountains on Thailand itinerary 1 month

Thailand one month itinerary


Start your Thailand one month itinerary in – Bangkok (4 nights)


The capital city of Bangkok will be your first stop in this Thailand one month itinerary as you land at the  Suvarnabhumi Airport and you will be welcomed with bustling energy and a tropical climate.

Bangkok is a melting pot of faiths and cultures where you will find both luxury shopping centres and traditional floating markets, high-rise buildings next to Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, and delicious Thai food and cuisines from around the world at fancy restaurants along with street food vendors.

Bangkok has so much to offer that it won’t leave you even with a moment of boredom and will keep you busy for at least in your 1 month Thailand travel itinerary.


Things to do in Bangkok

 

  • Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, the majestic temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Palace was the official residence of the King of Thailand and is a splendid example of eclectic architectural style.

  • Go see the majestic and one of the largest statues of the reclining Buddha at the temple of Wat Pho. You can consider taking a guided tour of Wat Pho and Wat Arun for a better understanding. It is south of the Grand Palace.

  • Wat Arun, also known as the temple of Dawn, offers the best sunset and has an 82-meter-high tower that provides a scenic view of the river of Chao Phraya.

  • Learn about the history of Thailand at the Siam Museum or the Bangkok National Museum.

  • Shop at the lively Chatuchak Market which has no less than 1500 stalls for jewellery, clothes and souvenirs, making it the largest market in the country.

  • Party, shop, and experience the craziest nightlife in Thailand at Khao San Road. For some traditional Thai food, try the Tom Yung Kung restaurant. You can also explore street food counters. The best way to locate good food is the crowd around the stall. For clubbing, Brick Bar and  Superflow City Beach Club are popular clubs here.

  • Include a day trip to Ayutthaya on your Thailand one month itinerary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight considered to be the foundation of modern Thai history. It is only an hour away from Bangkok and is a great exhibit of Siamese architecture, without European influences. Here, you can visit the ancient Wat Chai Watthanaram, Wat Yai Chaimongkol, one of the most photographed places in Ayutthaya, the well-known Buddha head embedded in a Banyan tree, and much more.

  • If you are a wildlife lover, a visit to China Town is a must. It is a major tourist attraction with two well-known parks, Safari Park, an open zoo, and Marine Park.

  • Your one month Thailand itinerary is incomplete without including the guided tour of Damnoen Saduak floating markets which offer insight into the local culture.

Additionally, suppose you have time to spare and aren’t exhausted. In that case, you can also – visit various malls like the Siam Paragon Mall and the Icon Siam, enjoy the scenic Chao Praya River Cruise, or pay a visit to Wat Saket and the Golden Mount.


People selling items at floating market in Bangkok on Thailand itinerary 1 month

A beautiful white and gold Thai temple on your Thailand itinerary 1 month

Where to stay in Bangkok

 

If you’re opting for various day trips or would be moving around a lot, staying in the city centre is advised. Here are some good options:

Luxury : Amari Watergate Bangkok

Located at the heart of the city, this cosy hotel has an outdoor pool and is within walking distance from Ratchathewi BTS station and Pratunam Market. This hotel also provides an Airport shuttle.

Mid-Range : Hansa Bangkok House

A chic property located just 3.3 kilometres from Khao San Road, Hansa Bangkok house has a garden and terrace with a city view. The rooms have private balconies, and the hotel also provides a breakfast buffet and free wifi.

Budget-Friendly : Dara Three Hostel

Spending 1 month in Thailand can be a strain on the pockets, so this budget hostel is a perfect option. Only 3.2 kilometres from the Grand Palace, this property offers shared rooms with luggage storage space for all guests.


People buying things at floating market in Bangkok on thailand travel itinerary 1 month

Next, proceed to Kanchanaburi (3 nights) on your Thailand one month itinerary


Our next stop in this Thailand Itinerary 1 month is just 2 hours away from Bangkok, the province of Kanchanaburi.

The province has great historical significance owing to Thailand’s grim Second World War history. You can take out 3 nights from your Thailand one month itinerary to explore this historical province and Thailand’s flora and fauna.


Things to do in Kanchanaburi

 

  • Witness the enormous Erawan Falls at the Erawan National Park. The park also has various caves such as Ta Duang Cave featuring numerous rock paintings and the Phra That Cave, where you can look at Stalactites and stalagmites.

  • Visit the Huay Mae Khamin falls, if you want to avoid the crowded Erawan Falls.

  • Learn about the role of Kanchanaburi in the second World War by visiting the Death Railway Bridge which was built by prisoners of war under Japanese orders. Thousands of people lost their lives during its construction.

  • Visit the JEATH War Museum or the Death Railway Museum to know more about the Japanese influence over the region during the war and the death railway itself.

  • Climb up the stairs to a mountain top at Wat Ban Tham and visit the magnificent temple of Wat Tham Suea and its 18-metre tall Buddha image.

  • Try out local foods at the Chukdon Night Market or Kanchanabur’s famous Blue Rice Restaurant by Apple and Noi.

  • Explore the Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park which is a Khmer-era temple and burial site.

  • Drop by Mallika R.E. 124 City to see how Thais lived during the reign of King Rama the Fifth. You can also try traditional Thai food and desserts here.

  • Learn more about the atrocities on prisoners of war at the Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre

  • Feed and have fun with the elephant sanctuary tour. It is the NGO that provides refuge to old, sick, or mistreated elephants. A one-day visit here includes a pickup-drop service and a buffet lunch.


A yellow train passing on the tracks by the river in Kanchanaburi in 1 month in Thailand

Where to stay in Kanchanaburi

 

You would need to slow down after such an intense couple of days.

Here are some of the best options according to your budget.

Luxury : Cross River Kwai

Stay right by River Kwai Noi at this stunning property offering an outdoor pool and free Bike rentals.

Mid-range : Royal River Kwai Resort and Spa

Located along the banks of River Kwai, this resort has rooms featuring private balconies and a restaurant offering local and international meals.

Budget Friendly : Canaan Guesthouse

This homely stay offers free wifi and clean and comfortable rooms. It is only 4.4 kilometres away from Kwai Bridge and a 3 minutes walk from Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal.


The next stop on your Thailand one month itinerary is Sukhothai (2 nights)

 

After covering the towns of Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi, it is time to learn more about the history of the country by including Sukhothai in this Thailand one month itinerary.

Sukhothai is a small ancient town in northern Thailand that was once Siam’s Capital during the 13th Century founded by the great King Ramkhamhaeng. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Things to do in Sukhothai

 

Book this Full Day Cycling tour to Sukhothai Historical Park as it has several interesting sites.

The park has several well-preserved ancient structures from the 13th century, including Wat Maha That and the image of Speaking Buddha at Wat Si Chum. You would have to take a full day out of your Thailand Itinerary 1 month, to explore the Park

Learn more about the history at the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum.


Sukhothai national park temple with lotuses in pond on Thailand 1 month itinerary

Where to stay in Sukhothai

 

Luxury : Legendha Sukhothai Hotel

Just 1.1 kilometres away from Sukhothai Historical Park, this property offers various activities such as Sukhothai-style handicraft weaving, amulet making, etc in addition to rooms featuring Thai designs and private balconies.

Mid-Range : Sukhothai Garden

This 3-star property is less than 1 kilometre from Sukhothai Historical Park and features a garden. They also provide free bikes and free Wi-Fi.

Budget-Friendly : J&J Guesthouse

Offering modern air-conditioned rooms this hotel provides services like bike rentals and luggage storage.


Chiang Mai (3 nights)

Your Thailand itinerary 1 month is incomplete without visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city.

The city is a former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, and the temples from the Old City still are well preserved. Chiang Mai is a city full of adventure, history, and stunning cafes and pubs, surrounded by lush forests and elephant sanctuaries.

Here are some things to do in Chiang Mai that you can add to your one month Thailand itinerary.


Things to do in Chiang Mai

 

  • Hop on a tuk-tuk or rent a scooter to explore the several temples of Chiang Mai that are inside the city wall. Some of them are Wat Lok Moli, a temple built in the 14th century, Wat Chiang Man; Wat Chedi Luang, the temple of the great stupa, and Wat Phra Singh.

  • Enjoy scrumptious Khao Soi at the Chiang Mai famous restaurant, Khao Soi Khun Yai

  • Visit temples outside the City, such as Wat Suan Dok, an ancient temple known for its white pagodas. Wat Umong, is a temple built inside a forest on the foothills of the tallest mountain in Thailand, Doi Suthep.

  • Ascent 300+ steps to visit the temple of Wat Phra Thai Doi Suthep, where you will find many Buddhist monks praying.

  • Go river Rafting at The Mae Teng River.

  • Play with elephants when you take the Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary tour.

  • Spend a day taking Doi Inthanon National Park guided tour and check out its various waterfalls and hike its nature trails.

  • Spend a late afternoon at Huay Tung Tao Lake and eat on stilted huts by the water

  • Visit the Sunday Night Market or the famous night bazaar to get your hands on regional handicrafts and souvenirs and try out delicious Thai street food.


Where to stay in Chiang Mai

 

Luxury : THEE Vijit Lanna by TH District

This lavish property features an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a fitness centre. It is less than 1 kilometre away from the city centre, perfect for the explorer in you.

Mid-Range : POR Thapae Gate

Situated just 4 kilometres from Chiang Mai airport, this hotel offers free bikes and Wi-Fi in addition to air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour front desk facility.

Budget-Friendly : Sakura House

Located at the heart of the city, this hotel offers cosy air-conditioned rooms while being easy on the pockets.


Landscape of Two Pagodas at Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai on 1 month Thailand travel itinerary

The next stop on your Thailand one month itinerary – Pai (2 nights)

 

Pai, a small mountain town in northern Thailand known for its waterfalls and hot springs.

This laid-back town has several cozy cafes serving vegetarian or vegan food as well as hippy bars having live music. Here’s what you can do in Pai for 2 days out of your 1 month Thailand itinerary


Things to do in Pai

 

  • Explore Pai’s Walking street, shopping and eating irresistible street food.

  • See the beautiful Mor Paeng waterfall

  • Head over to the gorgeous Pai Canyon and hike a little for stunning views

  • Relax your sore muscles at the Pai Hot springs, located around 6 kilometres from the town.

  • Grab a coffee at Khaotha Coffee, well known for its Thai coffee bean roast.

  • Rent a scooter and visit a Chinese-style local village called the Santichon Village, with small pagodas.

If you only want to spend a day in Pai, you can also book a day tour from Chiang Mai.


Where to stay in Pai

 

Luxury : Pai Village Boutique Resort

This luxury property provides rustic wooden Thai-style cottages with private balconies. They also provide traditional Thai massages, perfect after an exhausting day.

Mid-Range : Pai Nam Now

This cosy property features a garden and free Wi-Fi in all its rooms. They also provide bike rental services to their guests.

Budget-Friendly : Pai Country Hut

Next to the Pai walking street, Pai Country Hut offers its guests standalone cottages with traditional wooden furnishing and free shuttle service from Pai Airport.


Santichon chinese tea village in Pai on a month in Thailand itinerary

Visit the underrated Chiang Rai (2 nights) on your Thailand 1 month itinerary

 

Located a few hours away from Chiang Mai is the small town of Chiang Rai, known for its glorious and intricate temples such as the famous Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and  Wat Rong Suea Ten ( the Blue Temple).

You can spend up to 2 nights from your 4 weeks in Thailand itinerary, in Chiang Rai but if you prefer a day trip from Chiang Mai you can check out this guided tour of the temples of Chiang Rai.


Things to do in Chiang Rai

 

If you decide to spend 2 nights in Chiang Rai, here’s what you can do in Chiang Rai in your Thailand Itinerary 1 month

  • Hire a tuk-tuk to see the famous Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and Wat Rong Suea Ten (the Blue Temple). These temples are works of art and some of the most beautiful temples in Thailand.

  • Discover waterfalls like Huay Mae Sai Waterfall and Khun Korn Forest Park Waterfall

  • Visit the Baan Dam Museum ( the Black Temple) showcasing a variety of artifacts from various Thai artists.

  • Drive up to the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos meet. You can also stop by the Opium House to learn about the drug trade that happened through these countries’ borders.

  • Enjoy a delectable vegan meal at Kunda Cafe, located near the Chiang Rai Clock tower

  • Shop for souvenirs at the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, while watching local performances

  • Watch the sunset at Singha Park


Where to Stay in Chiang Rai

 

Luxury : Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Surrounded by historical temples and mountains, this resort has an exquisite three-level outdoor pool.

The property features rooms with views of the Mae Kok River. It is 3 kilometres from Chiang Rai Night Market.

Mid-Range : Nak Nakara Hotel

Featuring Lanna Style rooms, this hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Night Bazaar. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk offering car rentals and laundry services.

Budget Friendly : Grace hostel

The Grace hostel provides airport transportation and free Wi-Fi to its guests with American or Vegetarian breakfast options.


White temple in Chiang Rai on Thailand one month itinerary
Lanterns floating at Loi Krathong festival in Thailand on Thailand one month itinerary

Heading Down to Southern Thailand (1 day)

 

Travelling from Northern Thailand to Southern Thailand will take up a major chunk of your day, hence you can add this to your Thailand itinerary 1 month.

You can take a flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket to continue your trip to Thailand.


Don’t skip Phuket (4 nights) on your Thailand one month itinerary

 

Phuket is known for its crystal-clear waters, vibrant nightlife, white sandy beaches, and rich heritage.

You can spend 4 nights in Phuket in your Thailand one Itinerary month, exploring lush rainforests, lounging on the beach, snorkelling and scuba diving, and exploring popular islands such as Phi Phi island and James Bond Island.

Phuket is a perfect destination to include in a Thailand itinerary 4 weeks,  for adventure seekers and those seeking relaxation in paradise.


Things to do in Phuket

 

  • Spend a day doing water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing and lounging on the iconic Patong Beach

  • Take a walk along the energetic Bangla Road, filled with clubs, bars, souvenir stalls, and street performers.

  • Catch the mesmerizing sunset with breathtaking ocean views at Phromthep Cape.

  • Go island hopping, exploring scenic islands such as with this Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island tour. You can also explore, James Bond Island, or Similan Island. These are the places where you can go snorkelling or scuba diving to explore coral reefs.

  • Visit the Big Buddha, a massive 45-metre statue offering panoramic views of the city

  • Wander around on this tour of the historic Phuket Town filled with Sino- Portuguese architecture.

  • Go ziplining at Flying Hanuman for Hanuman world.

  • Take a stroll on Phuket Walking street and eat delicious food from various street vendors. Take a trip to Phang Nga Bay National Park, known for its lush forests and limestone cliffs.

  • Experience jungle trekking and river rafting by taking a day trip to Khao Sok National Park.


Where to stay in Phuket

When it comes to accommodation in Phuket, you will find plenty of options to choose from. You can check these recommended hotels in Phuket as these are preferred by other tourists –

Luxury : The Oceanic Sportel

This 5-star property provides accommodation with an outdoor pool, free private parking, and a kids club. It is 22.5 kilometres from Phuket Airport.

Mid-Range : Courtyard by Marriott

This cosy property has a fully equipped fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. They also provide authentic Thai cuisine along with an International buffet

Budget : I Pavilion Hotel

A 5-minute walk from Old Phuket town, this property offers rooms with large windows and mountain views. Patong beach is within a 1-hour drive.


Floating Rock at James Bond island on month in Thailand itinerary

Street food market on Thalang road in Phuket on one month Thailand itinerary

Make sure to include the Thai Islands (7-8 days) on your 1 month Thailand itinerary

 

Now that Northern Thailand is covered in this Thailand Itinerary 1 month, time to head to southern Thailand and dip your toes in pristine blue waters at the heavenly islands of Thailand.

Thai islands are divided into West Coast Islands (in the Andaman Sea) and East Coast Islands (in the Gulf of Thailand).

Both sets of islands are warm and sunny throughout the year, what differs is the variance in rainfall. The east coast islands receive the heaviest rainfall from October to January and the west coast islands receive rainfall from May to October.

You can decide accordingly on which side to explore. You can spend 7-8 days out of your Thailand 1 month itinerary, exploring either of these sets of islands, including time for travelling from northern Thailand to Southern Thailand.

You can also mix them up as per the weather conditions.


West Coast Islands (November – April)

 

If you are visiting Thailand from November to April, Krabi, Koh Lanta, and Koh Lipe are the perfect destinations to include in your a month in Thailand itinerary.


Krabi (3 nights)

 

Krabi is a stunning city with pristine beaches and limestone cliffs. There is plenty to do here for 3 days out of your Thailand Itinerary 1 month.


Things to do in Krabi

 

  • Visit Railay Beach, famous for its clear waters and limestone cliffs. This beach is only accessible by boat. You can also go rock climbing on limestone cliffs at  Phra Nang Beach.

  • Take a hike up to the Tiger Cave temple, one of the most sacred temples in Krabi, offering panoramic views.

  • Not far from the temple are the hot springs at Khlong Thom, known for their therapeutic benefits. You can take a dip at Emerald Pool, a natural pool located in the lush jungle of Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve.

  • Lounge at Ao Nang beach, one of the most beautiful beaches. If you skipped going to the Phi Phi Islands in Phuket, you can include  this speedboat to Koh Phi Phi tour, or a day trip to 7 islands including Koh Pods and Koh Tang Minh to your 1 month in Thailand itinerary.

  • Experience kayaking through mangroves at Than Bok Khorani National Park


Where to stay in Krabi

 

Krabi offers a range of hotels and resorts suitable for every traveller. You can take a look at these highly appreciated properties in Krabi and check if it suits your needs –

Luxury : Islanda Hideaway Resort

Providing beachfront accommodations this resort has an outdoor infinity pool and the rooms have an open-air bathroom, bound to give a lavish experience.

Mid-Range : The Brown Hotel

This 3-star accommodation has air-conditioned rooms and daily breakfast options. The hotel is 8.5 kilometres from Tiger Cave temple.

Budget-friendly : Simple House Ao Nang – B&B

This cute bed and breakfast offers continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The rooms have air conditioning and access to a terrace and garden.


Railay beach in Thailand with huge rock in sea on 1 month Thailand itinerary

Not a bad idea to visit Koh Lanta (2 nights) on your Thailand itinerary 4 weeks

 

Koh Lanta is another chill island in the Andaman Sea with breath-taking beaches where you can enjoy water activities and relax on secluded beaches.

It is the perfect destination to rest and unwind during your 4 weeks in Thailand. Here’s what you can do in Koh Lanta in your Thailand itinerary 1 month.


Things to do in Koh Lanta

 

  • Rent a scooter and head to beaches with white sand and turquoise waters like- Klong Nin beach, Klong Dao, Long Beach, and Kantiang Bay. You can rent a paddle boat or kayak here.

  • Take this 4 islands snorkelling trip  to Koh Chuek, Koh Ma, Koh Muk (check out the Emerald Cave), and Koh Ngai and spend a day snorkelling and swimming in crystal blue waters.

  • Head to Koh Lanta Old town which has traditional wooden houses and Chinese temples.

  • Explore caves and waterfalls at Mu Ko Lanta National Park and Than Bok Khorani National Park.

  • Chill at one of Koh Lanta’s Hippie bars such as the ones at ‘Relax beach’. Spend some time with rescued stay pups at the Lanta Animal Welfare Centre.


Where to stay in Koh Lanta

 

Luxury : Pimalai Resort & Spa

Overlooking the blue waters of the Andaman Sea, this resort offers rooms with teak wood floors and private balconies. They also provide complimentary roundtrip transfers from Krabi Airport.

Mid-Range : Long Beach Chalet

This property offers Thai-style bungalows and chalet set on silts. You can book various water sports and day trips from their tour desks.

Budget-friendly : Sleep In Lanta Resort

This cosy accommodation offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, and express check-in and check-out.


Old lighthouse at Koh Lanta on 1 month in Thailand itinerary

Koh Lipe (2 nights)

 

Koh Lipe is known as the Maldives of Thailand. It is a gorgeous island having vibrant coral reefs, shipwreck dive sites and crystal-clear waters.

It’s another island where you can take out time to chill and relax in your Thailand Itinerary 1 month. You can decide to chill at Koh Lipe or explore the island by doing the following things –


Things to do in Koh Lipe

 

  • Take a boat trip to Koh Tarutao, Koh Adang, or Koh Rawi, for swimming, snorkelling, and hiking

  • Visit the beaches at Koh Lipe such as Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach, and Sunset Beach. Sunset and Sunrise beaches are secluded and quieter whereas Pattaya beach is more developed and has many eateries and bars.

  • Go snorkelling at popular spots like  Hin Ngam Bay, Stonehenge, and Koh Adang. Visit the Tarutao National Marine Park by taking this Full Day Multi-Island Snorkeling Trip

  • Relax and unwind on the beaches of Koh Lipe by getting traditional Thai Massages


Where to stay in Koh Lipe

 

Luxury : AKIRA Lipe Resort

Located on a beachfront, this luxurious resort has 3 swimming pools and also a library. They also have a bistro offering Thai and European dishes

Mid-Range : Castaway Resort Koh Lipe

Situated along Sunrise Beach, the resort offers breezy wooden bungalows. You can explore the island on foot from the resort.

Budget-friendly : Sangchan hostel

Located a 2-minute walk from Pattaya beach, this budget hostel has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.


Man kayaking in blue lagoon at Koh Lipe in 30 days in Thailand itinerary

East Coast islands (May – October)


Include Koh Phangan (3 nights) on your 1 month in Thailand itinerary

 

Koh Phangan is the party island of Thailand and is a popular destination among backpackers because of its Full Moon Party.

Apart from partying, you can include a lot more activities to do in Koh Phangan in your Thailand Itinerary 1 month.


Things to do in Koh Phangan

 

  • Party all night at the Full moon party held at Haad Rin Beach every month.

  • Explore various white sand beaches apart from Haad Rin Beach such as the Thong Nai Pan, Bottle beach, and others.

  • Take a boat trip to the limestone islands of Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park. and snorkel around coral reefs in crystal clear waters.

  • Practice Yoga and meditation at the Sanctuary and Orion Healing Centre. Visit the temples of Wat Phu Khao Noi and Wat Samai Kongka to have a glimpse of the island’s rich culture

  • Go jungle trekking and explore hidden waterfalls and hike to the top of the Island’s highest peak, Khao Ra. Try Local food at several night markets at Koh Phangan, including the Thong Sala Night Market, the most popular one.


Where to stay in Koh Phangan

 

Luxury : Amaya Boutique Resort

Featuring rooms with patios and a daily breakfast, this 4-star property also provides free Wi-Fi to its guests.

Mid-Range : Castaway Beach Bungalows

This environmentally sustainable property offers traditional wooden bungalows with amazing beach views from each room.

Budget-friendly : Munchies Bungalows

Offering free private parking to its guests, this property provides a shared kitchen and organizes tours for its guests.


Lush trees and houses by the sea in Koh Phangan on 4 weeks in thailand itinerary

Include unmissable Koh Samui (3 nights) on your Thailand 1 month itinerary

 

Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand with white sand beaches, dense jungles, and plenty of activities to include in your Thailand one month itinerary.


Things to do in Koh Samui

 

  • Visit Ang Thong National Marine Park. Ang Thong means golden basin and is part of a conservation project to ensure the protection of important wetlands. You have to go via a registered tour operator to visit this national park

  • Book this ATV Quad Bike Safari Tour of Koh Samui and explore the island’s jungles and dirt roads.

  • Sunbathe at various beaches of Koh Samui such as Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach, Bophut Beach, and Maenam Beach. You can also do kayaking and paddle boating here.

  • Witness traditional Thai culture at the temples of Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple), Wat Plai Laem, and Wat Khunaram. Experience Koh Samui nightlife at Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach

  • Visit the Fisherman’s village located in Bophut which has various restaurants and boutique shops.


Where to stay in Koh Samui

 

Luxury : Villa The Spot Koh Samui

This 4-star bed and breakfast offers free private parking and luxurious rooms with all the amenities.

Mid-Range : Anahata Resort

Guests at this resort can enjoy traditional Thai Massages and spa treatments by the beach. They also offer an extensive menu with a variety of foods at their restaurant

Budget-friendly : Escape Beach Resort

Located on a beachfront, this property offers an outdoor pool overlooking the sea. They also organize sunset tours and island day trips at additional costs.


Islands in Ang thong national park on thailand itinerary 4 weeks

Koh Tao (2 nights)

 

Koh Tao will be the last destination in this Thailand Itinerary 1 month.


Things to do in Koh Tao

 

  • Go Diving at the Chumphon Pinnacle, a popular diving spot known for its diverse marine life, including sharks and barracudas. There are several diving and snorkelling schools in Koh Tao offering courses for all levels

  • Visit the Turtle Conservation Centre where injured and sick sea turtles are rehabilitated before releasing them back into the wild. You can even adopt a turtle to support the cause.

  • Visit Sairee Beach, Mae Haad Beach, and Tanote Bay to relax one last time during your one month Thailand trip.

  • If you don’t want to spend a night in Koh Tao, you can explore Koh Tao with this boat trip from Koh Samui.


Where to stay in Koh Tao

 

Luxury : Cape Shark Villas

This luxurious property offers comfortable villas and a private beach area. It is located 2.3 miles away from Sairee Beach.

Mid-Range : In Touch Resort

Located very close to Mae Haad Pier, this resort provides comfortable rooms with free Wi-fi.

Budget-friendly : Sunrise Koh Tao

Located within a 3-minute walk from Mae Haad Beach, this property offers free private parking and paid bike rentals.


Nang Yuan island on Koh Lao with parasols on beach in a month in Thailand

Alternative 1 month Thailand itinerary

 

If you want a mix of beaches, islands, and experiences in the city, without travelling around too much, you can check out this alternative Thailand one month itinerary:

  • Bangkok (3 days)

  • Kanchanaburi (3 days)

  • Phuket (3 days)

  • The Thai Islands (9 days)

  1. Koh Phangan

  2. Koh Tao

  3. Koh Phi Phi

  4. Koh Lanta

  5. Koh Samui

  6. Krabi

  • Chiang Mai (5 days)

  • Pai (4 days)

  • Chiang Rai (3 days)


Best time to spend 1 month in Thailand

 

The best time to spend 1 month in Thailand is during the cool and dry season, which runs from November to February.

The weather is milder and there is less rain, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and sightseeing. This is the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices.

If you prefer fewer crowds and lower prices, plan a month in Thailand itinerary for the shoulder seasons of March to May or September to October, when the weather is still pleasant and there are fewer tourists.


Woman making a bowl of noodles at floating market on a month thailand

How to get around Thailand?

 

There are several modes of transportation available in Thailand, including

  • Tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis are the most convenient and cost-effective modes of urban and suburban transportation.

  • Songthaew: These are shared pickup trucks with two benches in the back that run on fixed routes and are commonly used for short-distance travel.

  • Train: Thailand has a vast rail network that connects major cities and is a popular mode of long-distance travel.

  • Buses are the most common mode of intercity transportation, and there are several types of buses available, including local, express, and VIP.

  • Domestic flights: Because Thailand has several domestic airports, flying between cities is a convenient and efficient way to travel.


Is Thailand safe? Solo travel tips for Thailand one month

 

Thailand is a safe destination for solo travellers in general. However, as with any country, it is critical to exercise caution and take appropriate safety precautions.

Here are some recommendations for solo travellers in Thailand:

  • Keep an eye on your surroundings and follow your instincts.

  • When visiting temples and other religious sites, dress modestly and respectfully.

  • Only carry small amounts of cash and valuables with you.

  • Instead of unmarked taxis, use licensed taxis or ride-sharing services.

  • Investigate and select reputable lodging and tour operators.

  • Keep current with local news and be aware of any political or social tensions.

  • Learn some basic Thai phrases to aid communication with locals.

  • Carry identification and emergency contact information with you at all times.


A tuk tuk passing through a street market in Thailand on 4 weeks in thailand

Staying safe virtually while travelling in Thailand

 

To stay safe virtually while travelling in Thailand, use a secure VPN when connecting to public Wi-Fi, consider using a mobile hotspot or purchasing a local SIM.

To access the internet securely, avoid sharing personal information online, and be cautious when connecting with strangers via social media or messaging apps.


What to wear and pack for a month in Thailand

 

Thailand has a tropical climate and is warm and humid, so pack light, breathable clothing made of natural fibres. Here are some suggestions for what to wear and bring to Thailand for a month:

  • Pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothing like shorts, skirts, t-shirts, and breathable cotton or linen pants. When visiting temples or religious sites, women should bring a scarf or shawl to cover their shoulders. Bring a light rain jacket or poncho in case of showers.

  • Bring walking shoes or sandals for sightseeing, as well as flip-flops or sandals for the beach or pool. For more formal occasions or hikes, bring a pair of closed-toe shoes.

  • Swimwear for the beaches

  • Accessories: Sunglasses, a sunhat, and a reusable water bottle are all must-haves

  • Bring insect repellent and sunscreen to keep the sun and mosquitoes at bay

  • Bring a universal power adapter as well as a portable charger for your electronic devices

  • If you take prescription medication, bring enough for the duration of your trip. It’s also a good idea to pack over-the-counter medications for common ailments like headaches and stomach upsets.


A boat passing by the canals in Bangkok on a thailand trip itinerary

Visa policy for Thailand

 

Tourists from many countries can enter Thailand without a visa for up to 30 days if they have a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. This is referred to as visa-free entry.

If you intend to stay longer than 30 days or enter Thailand more than once within six months, you must apply for a visa in advance. Tourist visas are available in a variety of forms.


Approximate cost for a month in Thailand

 

The cost of a month-long trip to Thailand can vary greatly depending on your travel style, preferences, and activities. Here’s a rough breakdown of the expenses during your Thailand 4 week itinerary.

 

Budget one month Thailand itinerary

Accommodation: $10-$30 per night

Food: $2-$10 per meal

Transportation: $1-$10 per day (depending on local transport or long distance)

Activities: $5-$20 per day (for basic activities like visiting temples or hiking)

Total: $1000-$1500 per month

Midrange one month Thailand itinerary

Accommodation: $30-$80 per night

Food: $10-$20 per meal

Transportation: $10-$20 per day

Activities: $20-$50 per day (for more expensive activities like scuba diving or zip-lining)

Total: $2000-$3000 per month

 

Luxury one month Thailand itinerary

Accommodation: $80-$500+ per night

Food: $20-$50+ per meal

Transportation: $50-$100+ per day (for private drivers or domestic flights)

Activities: $50-$200+ per day (for luxury tours or experiences)

Total: $5000+ per month


Boats docked at Phi Phi island with mountains behind on thailand itinerary 1 month

Thailand is a perfect tourist destination for adventure seekers, beach lovers and history buffs alike. As you explore this marvellous country don’t forget to take out time from your Thailand one month itinerary, to try the local cuisine and the famous Thai massages.


1 month Thailand itinerary FAQs

 

  • How much does  1 month in Thailand cost?

1 month in Thailand can cost from around  $1000-$1500 for a budget stay and around $5000 for a luxury stay.

 

  • Are 2 weeks in Thailand too long?

2 weeks in Thailand is the perfect duration to visit all major spots, from the city temples to the beaches.

 

  • Is Koh Samui better than Phuket?

Koh Samui and Phuket are equally good. Phuket has more lively beaches and Krabi has a calmer vibe to its beach

 

  • Which month is best for Thailand?

The months of November to February have the coolest weather and the least chance of rain in Thailand, making them the best months to visit the country.


Lavinia Dsouza

Award-winning Analyst, multi-nominated digital content creator and photographer Lavina Dsouza's words capture stories about culture and tradition mainly through its food and people. She has written and contributed to publications such as The Washington Post, Lonely Planet and Matador Network, to name a few. She is the editor of UntraditionalHumans.com, a non-profit created to share inspiring stories from women of colour who break free from traditions and choose happiness.

She's also a speaker passionate about DEI and champions solo travel. She has collaborated with numerous renowned brands such as Intrepid Travel, TripAdvisor, Travel and Leisure and Adobe, to name a few.

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