Thailand In 2 Weeks- My Itinerary
If you’ve booked a two week holiday in Thailand, you are going to need an itinerary. So I’ve designed a travel plan, To get the most from your holiday. I’m Ian, an experienced traveler with bags of travel experience. Below is my two weeks travel guide
Thailand is one of the best countries I’ve ever visited with beautiful beaches & jungles and some of the best food I’ve tasted. Thailand offers so much in two weeks. With my knowledge, I have written an itinerary to make the most of your trip and get you moving faster.
I’m going to pin down what you need to see! After two days partying in Bangkok, You will need to jet off to another destination. If you’re a beach person, then I recommend Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. If you like jungles, then head North to Chiang Mai and Pye.
Thailand is a spiritual country, and you will be blown away by all the temples and monasteries. Thai culture is something that I love and one of the reasons I keep coming back. The people are warm and friendly. The fantastic but straightforward street food is always great value. Particularly November to February, the climate is always hot and breezy and my favorite time to visit.
You have a lot of options when it comes to Thailand. If you wish to do activities like yoga or meditation, then there is some fantastic place. Thai kickboxing gyms are the best in the world. The water is crystal clear so take advantage of scuba diving—also, some of the best parties with the famous full moon on Koh Phangan.
Below are two guides, One Beaches the other jungle treks. Have a look, guys!
Beach Holiday Guide
The beach holiday guide is mainly for relaxation and not rushing. Backpacking in a short space can be tiring. You will feel up tired and not enjoy it.
Bangkok 2 Nights
Bangkok has thousands of activities to do. So I thought it would be easier for me to write my own experiences of what to see. For two nights this is what I recommend
Koh San Road
Go Koh San for one night. This street has loads of bars, Street food, and shops with tonnes of backpackers. I think Koh San Rd got famous when the film the beach was filmed here.
You also have loads of hostels and hotels, my personal recommendation D&D hotel
Just close by is Bangkok’s ghost tower, which was built in 1997! This eiry building has great paramedic views. Be aware this is a derelict building, so be careful and don’t get scared.
Address: Charoen Krung Road, Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10330, Thailand
The Grand Palace
If you’re in Bangkok, then you need to see the Royal Palace. Beautiful architecture covered in gold
The residents of the temple use to be the King but not anymore. This temple is considered sacred, so make sure you’re well covered.
This is a must-see!
Entry: ฿400 ($13)
Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand
Next flight to Koh Samui
KOH SAMUI 2 NIGHTS
Koh Samui is a tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand. Spectacular natural beauty with Temples, Big Buddhas, and national parks.
Angthong National Marine Park
This National Park has a total of 42 islands with jungle, white sands, and waterfalls. This area was a few tour operators on the island. One of the islands (Koh Paluay) is still inhabited by a lone person, who keeps a traditional fishing village life.
Only a certain amount of boats visit the National Park due to government restrictions. You can book your trip on the mainland.
Tour price: ฿300 ($10)
12-meter high statue built-in 1972! You can see the figure when you land with Samui Air. The Posture represented Buddha’s journey to enlightenment when temptations were trying to defeat his will.
The statue represents enlightenment
At the bottom of the statue, you can find vendors selling gifts and clothing. Food is also available for snacks
Opening time: Every day from 8 am to 6 pm
Location: Route 4171, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village
Great place for food with trendy quirky bars, excellent restaurants, good hotels. Every Friday, the area comes alive with a street market.
The place has a rustic feel and once was a fishing hub for locals. The fishermen have now gone but left a positive feeling here.
You can get to the fisherman’s village mainly from Bophut beach Rd, and surrounding streets.
Many beachside bars have spectacular views of Koh Phangan, Most offer Thai food, Some have western. There are also a few pubs down here.
Also relaxed shopping and accommodation with a weekly market in the village. A lot of tourists are couples and those trying to save pennies. The road coming into the fishing village is A beauty, especially at sunset.
Suppose you want something a little bit different, then check out a ladyboy show. It’s an evening you will never forget! Thailand is renownedly famous ladyboys.
It’s impressive how feminine Ladyboys are, and you see tourists get caught out lol!
The shows are structured well, with lip sync impressions, high-class costumes, and choreography performances.
The shows are near the grand beach resort. Be wary; the girls may grab and pull you on stage and get you singing! It helps if you have an open mind.
Tckets: ฿360 ($12)
Opening Times: 8pm, 9.30pm, and 11pm
Address: 166/92 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Contact: +66 (0)87 030 8280
Hop on a boat to Koh Phangan
KOH PHANGAN 5 NIGHTS
1 1/2 hours away from Koh Samui lies Koh Phangan, another beautiful tropical island.
Thong Sala Night Market
If you’re looking to eat some lovely Thai cuisine, I recommend Thong Sala night market. This place has a friendly, chilled vibe
Some night markets in Thailand don’t live up to expectations, but this one does! One of the best things to do in Koh Phangan.
If you’re after an evening meal, you’ve got a sumptuous selection with everything from Thai cuisine sushi, Pizza, Vegan food, and seafood. When you order, remember where you are, Right next to the sea, so try seafood.
A meal costs typically around ฿ 160 to ฿200 ($5,$6.50)
The Nightmarket opens 4pm till late.
Address: Koh Phangan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Full Moon Party
The full moon party is the biggest event on the island.
The island becomes flooded with tourists a couple of days before. The full moon party attracts over 35,000 people, so it’s busy.
The parties location is Haad Rin beach. The party is a big drinking session, so if you’re a drinker, this is where you wanna be, lol! There’s no finish time, it’s whenever everyone leaves. Some party hard to the afternoon.
Entrance: ฿100 ($3)
Location: Haad Rin Beach
Half Moon Party
In my opinion, I preferred The Half Moon party to The Full Moon
If you missed the Full Moon Party its not so much a bad thing. I find the full moon party less organized and trendy, the Half Moon parties more of a classical rave scene.
The party has three different sections with hip hop, Trance with live DJs all night long. The party happens twice a month
If you’re thinking about the Half Moon party entrance is ฿1500, but that does include a drink, you can buy a ticket online
Mae Haat Beach
If you’re on Koh Phangan you have to check out the beaches
This beach is one of the best, with crystal clear water and variations in color. When low tide kicks in, the beach is lovely for a stroll
Locations: North of the island
Thai cooking class
Thailand has some of the best food in the world, with spicy and creamy curries
Koh Phangan has a few cooking schools to consider. Most charge by the day, but some two days. Most cooking schools are friendly and relaxed.
If you want some life skills, cooking is essential. The more competent you are, the more money you will save and be willing to try new things.
I recommend C&M
Prices start at ฿1500 3.5 hrs
Location: Ko Pha-ngan, Koh Pha-Ngan, 84/4 Moo. 8, SURAT THANI 84280, Thailand
Now head to a travel agency and buy a ticket to Pi Pi- Journey time 8-9 hours (Boat & Mini Van. The fee should be around ฿1800 ($60)
KOH PHI PHI ISLAND 4 NIGHTS
Before you arrive in Phi Phi make sure you have accommodation booked, especially in peak season.
Koh Phi Phi Leh & Maya Bay
Maya island was made famous through the movie The Beach. The island itself is uninhabited apart from National Park Rangers.
Maya beach is like a postcard with crystal clear water and white sand. Over the years, Maya has become even more popular with overseas tourists. Be warned the beach does get overpopulated but still, it’s worth a visit.
Maya is an excellent place for snorkeling, and on the north side is the Viking cave where ancient painting were drawn (Not many details, sadly)
A boat to Maya is around ฿3500 ($117)
Beautiful area with shallow water, so it’s ideal for snorkeling. You also get a lot of tropical reef life.
Also, from Lou Sama you can reach Maya beach, which is the only access in certain parts of the year.
Phi Phi Restaurants
Monster Burger– Fantastic reviews with excellent burgers. Probably the most popular restaurant on Ph Phi
Address: 125/29 PhiPhi Island, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000 Thailand
Phone: +66 88 008 8299
If your heading to Bangkok I would fly from Krabi! Flights start at ฿700 ($23) but book in advance.
BANGKOK 1 NIGHT
If you only have one night in Bangkok, then you have a range of unique options.
– Wat Pho To See The Reclining Buddha
– Chatuchak Market
– Shop Siam Paragon
– Nana Plaza
– Watch Kickboxing
– Visit Wat Arun
Thanks for reading my 2 week travel itinerary, If you have any questions please leave a comment below.