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Backpacking Thailand Route: Thailand is ideal to travel for backpackers. The many extraordinary and beautiful places as well as the simplicity of traveling, making Thailand the mecca for backpackers. Also, the county is suitable for almost backpacking beginners. Here I have compiled the best backpacker routes in Thailand.

The best backpacker routes in Thailand

All routes are only recommendations. You can, of course, travel the other way around, skip some places or simply add. This can always happen spontaneously on site. So it is at the end completely up to you which route you’ll take eventually. Here are the best recommendations for backpacking routes Thailand:

 


Backpacking Thailand – Route 1: Bangkok – Pattaya – Koh Samui – Koh Phangan – Koh Tao – Bangkok

Timeframe: 2-4 weeks: This route you can do in 2 weeks, however, cozy go in 3-4.

Content: City tour, Party and Nightlife, beach

 

1-3 days in Bangkok:

You are exploring the city and its best attractions quite comfortably. Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Patpong Night Market, China Town and a visit to a Skybar stand on your list. Also shopping at MBK Center, you should not miss. Next you have fun on the Khao San Road or in the red light district Soi Cowboy, Patpong and Nana Plaza. In Bangkok, you get your accommodation best-in area around the Khao San Road.

 

4-5 days in Pattaya:

You travel via minibus for 300 baht to Pattaya. During the day you explore the sights like Big Buddha, Sanctuary of Truth, Wat Yansangwararam or Buddha Mountain. At night you enjoy the unique nightlife around the Walking Street. Here you will also find beer bars and GoGo clubs. Among many discos

 

6-11 days on Koh Samui:

Either it goes now via domestic flight from Pattaya U-Tapao Airport to Koh Samui or you decide you for the overland via bus. This ends in Surat Thani. From there on the ferry to Koh Samui.

On Koh Samui you visit the attractions such as Big Buddha, Grandfather and Grandmother, the Na Mang waterfall, many viewpoints and more temples. A trip to Aang Thong National Park should be mandatory program. Otherwise you relax on the magnificent beaches on the island. In the evening, you go to the party area in Chaweng (Soi Green Mango) or at one of the many great beach bars on the island.

On Koh Samui you find accommodation in Lamai or Chaweng. If you like Party it is clearly better for you to live in Chaweng!

 

12-14 days on Koh Phangan:

By ferry you get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. On the island you live in the small town of Haad Rin. There the monthly Full Moon Party takes place. During the day you explore the island on a scooter and visiting the many small attractions. Night entertainment is on Haad Rin Beach.

 

15-17 days on Koh Tao:

From Koh Phangan there is also a ferry to Koh Tao. The island is a true diving and snorkeling paradise and well known for the wonderful beaches. The day you spend on the beaches and bays. At night you find some entertainment in the many small beach bars.

 

18 day return Bangkok:

From Koh Tao, it goes out via ferry to Chumphon and from there by bus to Bangkok. Alternatively, you buy a plane ticket from Koh Samui Airport to Bangkok. You have of course to get first by ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Samui.

 

Day 19 Return flight home

The example shows an optimal time distribution for this route. Of course you can skip one or the other station or stay in one place longer. It’s completely up to you!

 

 


Backpacking Thailand – Route 2: Bangkok – Phuket – Koh Phi Phi – Koh Lanta – Region Krabi – Bangkok

Timeframe: 3-4 weeks

Content: City tour, Party and Nightlife, the most beautiful beaches in the world

 

1-3 days in Bangkok:

You are exploring the city and its best attractions quite comfortably. Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Patpong Night Market, China Town and a visit to a Skybar stand on your list. Also shopping at MBK Center, you should not miss. Next you have fun on the Khao San Road or in the red light district Soi Cowboy, Patpong and Nana Plaza. In Bangkok, you get your accommodation best-in area around the Khao San Road.

 

4-6 days to Phuket:

By plane you fly directly from Bangkok to Phuket. Alternatively you take the bus. In Phuket you visit the next day, some temples, the Big Buddha and many great beaches such as Surin Beach. The nighttime you spend in Patong. Here you can enjoy yourself in one of the many beer bars or go shopping. A Muay Thai Stadium can be found also here on site.

Your accommodation on Phuket you choose depending on the disposition in Patong (much nightlife) or Karon (quiet).

 

7-9 days on Koh Phi Phi:

From Phuket you will reach easily by ferry to Koh Phi Phi. On Koh Phi Phi Don you will find a lot of cheap accommodation in the Ton Sai Bay.
During the day you climb up to the famous viewpoint and make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Lee (The Beach) and at night is always something going on at the beach.

 

10-14 days on Koh Lanta:

From Koh Phi Phi you go via boat to Koh Lanta. There you look for a hotel on the west side of the island. In the unglamorous capital of Ban saladan you best not looking for an accommodation. At Long Beach, Klong Khong Beach and Klong Nin Beach can you find great beach bungalows to satisfy! During the day you cruising with the scooter on the island and visit even necessarily the National Park at the southern end. At night you can find on Klong Khong Beach cool backpacker bars right on the water. The whole island is very cozy and is not dominated by tourism. Here you can find backpacker and secluded beaches! A paradise …

 

Day 15-16 Krabi Town:

From Koh Lanta you will be taken by minibus to Krabi Town. There do you live in one of the many guest houses. During the day, you should definitely explore the Tiger Cave Temple. A boat trip through the mangroves is recommended. In the evening you visit the Krabi night market, which can offer the best Thai food in town.

 

Day 17-20 Ao Nang:

The tourist town on the coast of Krabi is a good starting point to the most beautiful beaches in all of Thailand to explore. In Ao Nang you live best at the western end of the main promenade. There you’ll find a few bungalows in the city. During the day you relax on Ao Nang Beach, and you go by long tail boat to the many small islands in front of Ao Nang. Poda Island, Chicken and Tub Island you should not miss. Otherwise, a trip to the Tonsai Bay and Railay Beach is highly recommend. Quite a few postcard pictures are made here.

At night is taken care of you in Ao Nang entertainment plaza. It is located in the middle of the promenade. At the eastern end of it there’s a mini red light district.

 

21 day return Bangkok:

To Bangkok you will be taken either from Krabi Airport by plane or by bus.

 

Day 22 Return flight home

 


Backpacking Thailand – Route 3: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Inselurlaub – Bangkok

Timeframe: 2-4 weeks

Content: City tour, beach holidays

 

1-3 days in Bangkok:

You are exploring the city and its best attractions quite comfortably. Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Patpong Night Market, China Town and a visit to a Skybar stand on your list. Also shopping at MBK Center, you should not miss. Next you have fun on the Khao San Road or in the red light district Soi Cowboy, Patpong and Nana Plaza. In Bangkok, you get your accommodation best-in area around the Khao San Road.

 

Day 4-7 Chiang Mai:

By plane you will be taken cheaply and quickly to Chiang Mai. Alternatively there is always the bus or the train. In Chiang Mai you live best in the area of the old town. During the day you visit the numerous Wats (temples) in the city. Even a visit to the gardens, orchid farms and zoos is always an experience worth. In the evening you send your time on the night Bazaar. This is one of the most exciting and largest in Thailand.

 

Day 8-10 Chiang Rai:

By bus you will reach from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Although there are not too many sights, this city is an ideal starting point for activities in the area. A Mekong river trip or exploring the surrounding mountain villages of the golden triangle you should not miss. But even in the city you’ll find interesting temples. Good 20 km south of the city lies the Wat Rong Khun (White Temple). This should probably be unique in its design.
In the evening the night market with its food courts and food stalls is a must see.

 

Day 11-XX island vacation:

Then you get by plane from Thailand’s northernmost airport in one of the island paradises.
See easy route 1-2.

 


These backpacking routes through Thailand you should not miss on your travels. But please try not to travel to all three routes at once! The degenerates into absolute stress if you have not enough time! Good 2-4 weeks should be scheduled for a route in any case. And always remember: The slower you travel, the more you can check out and enjoy. If you rush through the country you’re missing too much! Guaranteed!

Of course there are plenty of other islands and places in Thailand, but these are the most popular and best suited for first-timers in the country.

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2 Comments

  1. Your website it fantastic, gives a really good view on the possibilities to travel Thailand.

    I was wondering if you could let me know if you think my route is achievable and not just one massive rush for the time frame; (20 days) in April 2016.

    Flight from London – Bangkok
    Koh Samui
    Koh Phangan (full moon)
    Flight from Samui to Phuket
    Phi Phi
    Flight from Phuket to London.

    Any help I would be so grateful as you clearly have a wealth of knowledge!

    Kindest regards,

    Andy

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