Thailand is the place to be for backpackers! With breath-taking scenery, paradise islands, friendly people, an incredible culture and super cheap prices – this is a paradise destination that attracts more and more tourists each year. If you fancy exploring this wonderful place and having a backpacking trip to Thailand then solo Thailand adventure is just for you! I put together this itnerary with Airbnb and my Flight Finder tool.
Solo Thailand Adventure
There are so many things that make Thailand’s capital city special. Here you’ll find a wild nightlife, incredibly temples and great street food. I recommend taking a tuk-tuk tour around the major city sites and attractions. Make sure you stop by the Amulet Market and Buddhist Heritage at Wat Pho. Make sure to visit Chinatown to get fantastic food into you. A long-tailed boat ride through the city’s waterways to see how to locals live. The temples of Wat Saket and Wat Benchamobophit are worth the visit, so hire a tuk tuk driver to get here!
The green oasis of Northern Thailand offers unparalleled natural beauty. Spend a day here wandering this city’s streets and temples. You’ll find wonderful crafts and artisan food here. It’s a sanctuary compared to bustling Bangkok. I recommend taking a cooking class while you’re here, or visiting an elephant sanctuatry. For a bit of an adrenaline rush, try zip-lining through the forest!
You won’t regret a visit to one of Thailand’s oldest capitals. An hour away from Bangkok, here you will find several temples. For a truly stunning sight, visit Wat Phra Mathatat where you can find a buddha’s head entwined within the roots of a large banyan tree. The Grand Palace is something you must put on your list, as is the temple of Wat Buddhaisawan. Getting around this city on foot isn’t too difficult, but you can have fun by renting a bicycle too.
This is one of the most popular islands for a holiday in Thailand. Many tourists flock to Chaweng Beach, but if you’re in search of a more low-key experience then perhaps give this a miss! Otherwise, stay here for its lively nightlife as this beach has countless bars and restuarants. Lamai Beach is a true surfer’s paradise and the second largest beach on the island. If you’re looking for somewhere quieter to relax, then I suggest Maenam Beach, Bophut Beach or Bang Rak beach. You’ll love visiting the cascading waterfalls and exotic flora here.
No trip to Thailand is complete without visiting its largest island, Phuket. You’ll spend two nights here so make sure to travel its divine bezches like Mai Khao or live it up on Patong Beach. The 45-metre-tall Big Buddha is pretty amazing, as is the Wat Chalong, the largest temple on the island. For a lively night, head to Paton Beach. I recommend renting a quad bike or booking a sailing excursion.
And you’re back in Bangkok! Spend your last night in the city. If you haven’t visited the Baiyoke Tower at this point, then head here. It’s a whopping 329 metres and offers as breathtaking a view of the city.
Solo Thailand Adventure: Visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and More Across 12 Nights in 6 Locations just £515
- Travel period: 04/12/2018 – 18/12/2018
- Fly to Bangkok
- Chiang Mai: 07/12/2018 – 10/12/2018
- Ayutthaya: 10/12/2018 – 12/12/2018
- Koh Samui: 12/12/2018 – 14/12/2018
- Phuket: 14/12/2018 – 16/12/2018
- Bangkok: 16/12/2018 – 17/12/2018
- Fly back to London (Heathrow)!
- Length of stay: 12 nights
- Departure airport: London Gatwick
- Destination airport: Bangkok (return flights departs from Lisbon)
- Airline: Air China
- Meals: Self-catered
- Airport transfer: Not included
- Lonely Planet travel guide: Get one here
- Rental car: Compare prices here
- Price only £531