While most travel guides will recommend that you start your Thailand trip in Bangkok, we recommend that you start it in the northern part of Thailand, specifically in Chiang Mai. This charming place has activities to cater to travellers of all types, whether you like nature, culture, adventure, or other types of experiences. Some things to add to your itinerary here are visiting the Elephant Nature Park, chatting with monks at Wat Doi Suthep, eating a traditional Northern Thai kantoke dinner, as well as climbing up the Bua Thong waterfalls. If you have the time, do visit the night bazaars around the town too. Chiang Mai has a laid-back vibe, so enjoy that peace before heading to your next destination.
It will be a shame to visit a country and not visit its capital, hence why Bangkok makes the list. Compared to the other locations in Thailand, Bangkok’s hustle and bustle is a striking contrast. Many travellers despise coming here because of the busyness of the city, but actually, there is a lot you can do here to relax and better understand Thailand city life. Be sure to visit the much-revered Grand Palace, get a massage at Wat Pho, take amazing pictures of the landscape from Wat Arun, and most importantly, shop and eat till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market or pretty much any market you can find around Bangkok. For the eating part, you may consider booking a food tour so that a local guide can take you to all the best places.
Before you end your trip on a wondrous Phuket beach getaway, take a flight to Songkhla, a quaint little town at the southern part of Thailand. With its proximity so close to Malaysia, it’s unsurprising that Songkhla’s architecture and culture have Malay and Chinese influences. Rent a car here and visit a number of interesting attractions, including the Singora Tram Tour, Songkhla National Museum, Samila Beach, Songkhla Zoo, Songkhla Old Town, and Ko Yo. Songkhla has a sleepy vibe, and it’s a good place to see a slightly less-touristy side of Thailand which is simple and peaceful. Relax and take in the charm of this place, letting yourself recover from the bustle of Bangkok.
To cap off your perfect two weeks in Thailand, opt for a Club Med Phuket Beach holiday. By staying with us, you’ll end your trip on a high note with our all-inclusive package: unlimited dining and drinks, plenty of land and water sports activities included, and excursions we can arrange for you to some of Phuket’s main attractions, including The Phi Phi Islands, Coral Island, Racha Yai Island, Chalong Bay, Phuket Town, and many more. On your own, you can lounge around at different Phuket beaches, and drop by Patong for a wild nightlife experience. If you prefer something quieter, just stay put in our resort and mingle with other guests at the onsite bars or watch the show put on by our lovely G.Os. By giving yourself all the indulgences you will crave during a holiday, you are sure to leave Thailand with a wide smile on your face and memories you won’t ever forget from your two weeks in this part of the world.