8 days in Thailand: An Itinerary for a Relaxing Trip

 Well hello to you my reader chums! I am obsessed with Thailand, I've been to the country twice and I could happily visit over and over again. Thailand has a gorgeous ease to it, that homely feeling with welcoming locals, delicious food, breathtaking beaches and historic sights. I love every inch of Thailand and despite visiting many areas, there are plenty of other places I'd love to venture to.

If you're planning a short visit to Thailand and want a taste of the relaxed beach life with a dash of city appeal, here is my eight-day itinerary to Thailand.

8 days in Thailand itinerary for a relaxing trip

2 days in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is an incredible city and having visited two times, I know there are many gorgeous experiences and attractions to witness plus the great bliss of roaming around. For this itinerary, you can start the week in the city or finish the trip that way, it's down to you. 

Chiang Mai features endless historic temples within the Old City, as well as the dreamy night market bazaar and shops to visit. There are also unique experiences such as the elephant sanctuary, cooking classes and tuk-tuk rides.

3 days in Koh Lipe

Moving away from city air, it's time to hit up Thailans's island. I am obsessed with the Thai Islands and everything they bring. The stunning, clear waters, dreamy soft sands, cute beach bars and endless snorkelling opportunities. They're honestly heaven. Scenes of sunny weather, clear blue skies and a peaceful atmosphere in the air.

Koh Lipe is a rather small island with not a very long list of things to do, however, that's the beauty of it. It's an island for relaxation and taking time out. Whether you love to snorkel, take a swim or chill on the beaches; this is the place to do it. It's the ultimate holiday destination with a gorgeous street of restaurants, bars and quaint shops, adding to the holiday mode.

3 days in Koh Lanta 

Koh Lanta is the opposite of Koh Lipe as it's much larger with plenty more sights to see and beaches to explore. I've visited Koh Lanta twice and it's certainly one of my favourite places in Thailand - and I'd give anything to be back in the waters there. The sea is like a breathtaking, warm bath. With an array of beaches, it isn't crowded most of the time and you have the chance to make the island you're own.

Koh Lanta features the iconic Long Beach as well as many other secluded beaches such as Katiang Bay and Bamboo Beach. You can hire a motorbike and explore more of the island, the nature scene and the Old Town. I love Koh Lanta as it has more than meets the eye and leaves you wanting more. Three days is enough time to explore the island and relax on many of the beautiful beaches.

I hope you enjoyed this post. When are you thinking of visiting Thailand?

Thank you for reading <3

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your itinerary for spending 8 days in Thailand, it looks a good itinerary although you can be flexible with where you go :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures


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