How to spend 10 days in Thailand

Jean Claude Reuille08-Sep-2020

Are you crazy about spending your holidays at one of the most beautiful destinations of your dreams? If yes and Thailand is on your mind, then you would definitely love our 10-days itinerary specially curated for you!


It has been said that if you do not want to get bored even for a single day then you should travel to Thailand. The breath-taking beaches, stunning temples, and the modern urban sprawl, Bangkok, will keep your spirits high throughout the vacation. 


If you are curious to spend a perfect holiday in Thailand while exploring the best of the country, then this list is definitely meant for you! 


How to Spend Awesome 10 Days in Thailand?

This would be your best experience in Thailand if you follow this 10-day itinerary including the best places to visit, things to do, scuba diving hotspots, island hopping tours, best national parks, as well as transportation and lodging options. 


Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ and the reason behind this is that you will be surrounded by friendly people and visit the most amazing places that will fill your heart with good vibes. And, this will make you smile from inside for sure. 


Narrowing down what to do and from where to start could be a tedious task as there are countless attractions that you cannot afford to miss. Thus, I narrowed down some of the top not-to-miss things to do in Thailand for your assistance. 


Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok 

After stepping down at the most happening place, Bangkok, you will head towards checking in to your hotel. This day would be best for exploring the neighborhood areas as you need to take some rest and in the remaining time, it would be the best option to head out and explore the nearby attractions of the area. Also, you can make a reservation in the famous restaurant of the city, The Banyan Tree. This place is heaven for food enthusiasts. 


Also, you can enjoy a dinner buffet and live band performance at the Chao Phraya Princess cruise. Do remember, you have to make your reservations beforehand. This would be a great way to begin your Thailand trip for sure! 


Day 2: City Tour & Exploring Night Life 

Day 2 would be best for you to explore the city. A personal recommendation for you is to explore the city as much as you can. Do explore the following:

  • Start with the famous Khao San Road famous for shopping, partying, and meeting fellow travelers
  • Afterward, you can head towards the Chatuchak Weekend Market (only if you’re there on Saturday or Sunday)  
  • Then take a relaxing stroll through Lumphini Park 
  • Visit famous temples like Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Grand Palace 
  • You can also visit Sompong Thai Cooking School
  • Then hop on a ferry down to the Asiatique
  • Dinner and drinks at the Lebua Tower (This place is Hangover 2 Filming Location)
  • Watch the sunset and have some cocktails at epic Bangkok rooftop bars 
  • Check out the mega MBK Center for some bargain shopping 
  • At last, you can check out Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market for a scrumptious dinner 

Day 3: Temples

You can start your day by exploring the most famous temples of Bangkok including: 

  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew
  • Wat Arun 
  • Wat Saket 
  • Wat Benchamabophit
  • Wat Suthat Thepwararam
  • Wat Ratchanatda School
  • Wat Maha That

Explore as much as you can for a wonderful experience. 


Day 4: Island Explorations or Island Hopping 

For a memorable island exploration experience, visit Koh Tao. You can take an overnight bus + ferry to reach your destination. This glorious island struck a refreshing vibe to the soul and I can assure you this because of my personal experience. And, if you are crazy about scuba diving, then this is the world-famous destination to do so. Explore tons of breathtaking beaches in Koh Tao. You can rent a scooter for exploring the following: 

  • Watch the sunset on Sairee Beach 
  • Explore the relaxed and quiet area of Chalok Baan Kao
  • Hike from Mae Hae Haad to Chalok 
  • Visit Mango Bay Viewpoint and The Koh Tao Pub Crawl
  • Enjoy taking Thai Cooking Class (common in most places)  
  • Visit Freedom Beach and John Suwan Viewpoint

Day 5: Party Hard On Koh Phangan

Experience the Ibiza of Southeast Asia by exploring Koh Phangan. Being the most famous location for Full Moon Party, this place is a must-visit. If you are not a party lover then you can enjoy tranquility, pristine beaches, and meditation retreats on the north side of the Island. But, there is no harm in enjoying some wild night parties if you have been to the most famous party destination of Thailand.  


Things to do in Koh Phangan:

  • Rent a Moto and explore the Waterfalls
  • Grab a drink, and watch the sunset at Amsterdam Bar
  • Visit the Thong Sala Night Market
  • Conquer the WIPEOUT Course 
  • Yoga & Meditation for the non-party seekers
  • Explore Mushroom Mountain

Day 6: Scooter adventures / National Parks or other Adventures 

The best way to enjoy in Koh Phangan is by renting a scooter and exploring the island. You can go for Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip as it offers magical and mesmerizing views. You can take tours like:

  • Ang Thong National Marine Park Tours
  • Kayaking Adventure at Angthong National Marine Park
  • Than Sadet Waterfall National Park 

There are many more tours like this that you can pick as per your preference. 

Also, you can enjoy the Jungle Experience, Merkaba, Half Moon, etc., on this amazing island. 


Day 7: Island Hopping Tour

Travel to Krabi for a fun experience. Leave from Koh Phangan and reach Krabi via direct flight or a combo of ferry + bus. 


Go for Hong Islands & Lagoon that has secluded beaches, coral reefs, and sea caves to explore. Rock climbers can go for Railay, kayak lovers can choose Koh Hong’s Hong Lagoon, and enjoy scenic views and sunbathing at Phang Nga Bay. 


Hop on a long-tail boat or speedboat to visit the islands of your choice. These boats usually depart from Krabi or Phuket. You can explore Khao Phing Kan, Ao Nang Beach, Phi Phi Island, and Lading Island. 


Day 8: Beach Explorations 

Take a short boat ride to reach Railey Beach & Ton Sai Bay. This place has some of the most beautiful beaches that will take your breath away. Explore beaches like Railey Beach and try adventures like rock climbing, kayaking, hiking to Railay Beach Viewpoint & the lagoon, etc. Also, visit Phra Nang Beach & Cave. 

Try to visit the following:

  • Ao Nang Beach: The best one
  • Railay Beach: A serene one
  • TubKaek Beach: The one with the rainforest
  • Phra Nang Beach: A piece of untouched tradition
  • Nopparat Thara Beach: A silent spectator
  • Ton Sai Beach: A hippie hub
  • Klong Muang Beach: Small scale quirkiness
  • Maya Bay/ Koh Phi Phi Leh Beach: A Krabi gem

Day 9: Adventures to Do 

Thailand is a sure shot an adventurous place. If you are an adventure enthusiast, then you will not like to miss undertaking adventures like:

  • White water rafting in places like Pai, Chiang Mai, Chumpon
  • Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta, Koh Dok Mai, Koh Tao, and other places
  • Kite-boarding in Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Phuket, and Koh Phangan
  • Rock climbing in Railey or Ton Sai
  • Wakeboarding in Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Rayong Province
  • Sky diving in Bangkok and Pattaya
  • Surfing in Phuket, Koh Lanta, and Bangkok
  • Bungy Jumping in Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phuket, and Chiang Mai.

Day 10: Phi Phi Island Day Trip 

On your final day, you can plan your visit to Phi Phi Island for a day trip. Koh Phi Phi is one of the popular places in the world widely visited by travelers and locals alike. Just explore Ko Phi Phi Le and enjoy the sunset at the main viewpoint. And, if you want and have that much of time then you can also opt for a full-day island hopping tour that goes across the Phi Phi Islands. 


Thailand is a large country with wide options to explore. This 10-day itinerary gives you a wonderful chance to explore the country in the best way possible. With this travel plan, you would be able to definitely cover a lot of things in a short time frame. So, hope your Thailand trip will be as awesome as imagined! 

Written by "Jean Claude Reuille" on 08-Sep-2020

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