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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

One Month Thailand Itinerary

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

A itinerary for the one month my Dad and I spent exploring many parts of Thailand.

Koh Phangan

I plan on posting a couple different posts on Thailand. This is my first one—the basic, factual itinerary, where we went and how we did it. I planned on posting this within a day or two of when I got back, but I was incredibly jet legged (and still am).

The purpose of this trip was to see many different parts of the country so whenever we come back in the future, we know the areas we like the best. The first part of the trip was the busiest and we moved the most. The second half was a bit slower and more relaxed.

Dates: April 4th – May 3rd, 2019 (30 days counting the flights to and from) *We spent 27 full days in Thailand so that’s how I’m going to count them for this post. April is the hottest month in temperature and usually feels 7 – 15 degrees hotter than the actual temperature, so it is painfully hot.

I will be making separate posts on each of the locations we went so I won’t go into as much detail on what we did below.

Day 1 & 2: Bangkok

We arrived at BKK airport at 11pm on Friday then stayed there until Sunday evening. So we got to explore some of Bangkok on Saturday and Sunday. We almost had 2 whole days there. I honestly expected to not really like Bangkok. I’m not a big city kind of girl, but it ended up being a really cool experience.

On our first day we took the MRT (above ground train) to MBK Center which is a huge mall. It was made up of a huge variety of vendor stalls. We wandered around the building and then around the city area near there. We found some street food to eat for our lunch.

There was another mall across the tracks called Siam Discovery Center. It was a more bouji kind of mall with designer brands. They had lots of different sections: clothing, electronics, stationery, health foods area, etc. It was very unique. We stayed in an Airbnb that was a sky rise building. It had 50 floors with a semi-inifinity pool on the top floor. It was pretty cool.

On our second day we took the BTS (underground train) we only saw one other tourist. We took it to the train station where we would be taking the night train later in the evening to Chiang Mai. We checked our big backpack at the trains Left Luggage area. It cost us 80 baht for one day which was $2.51 USD. Then we went and explored China Town, which was really near the train station. It was one of the dirtiest parts of Bangkok we went to. We ate some Pad Thai for lunch. Must admit I’m not a big fan of the peanuty taste. We started to realize that pretty much all food in Thailand is quite oily.

It was very warm and I was worn out from walking 4+ miles in the morning. Plus I was still adjusting to taking my malaria pill that made me feel gross for a few hour after taking it. That side effect only lasted about a week, then it didn’t bother me much any more.

The train station was very different from any I’ve experienced in the U.S. It was pretty dirty and it was crowded, but it really didn’t bother me that much. I was just so excited to actually be in Thailand. The cheapest meal I think we got was at the train station. We got 2 meals of rice and veggie stir fry for 40 baht ($1.29 USD) and it was very yummy.​

  1. Day 1: MBK Center & Siam Discovery

  2. Day 2: China Town & Train Station

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Day 3-5: Chiang Mai

Day 6: Flight to Phuket and Farm-stay

Day 7 & 8: Koh Yao Noi

Day 9: Travel Day Between Koh Yao Noi & Koh Lanta

Day 10-13: Koh Lanta

Day 14: Travel Between Koh Lanta & Koh Samui

Day 15-18: Koh Samui

Day 19-26: Koh Phangan

Day 27: Travel from Koh Phangan back to Bangkok

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