Planning for a trip to Thailand seems to be arduous since there are ways too many attractions across the country. This article will provide you with some suggestions for 6 days in Thailand.

Within 6 days in Thailand, you will have a chance to discover its unspoiled jungles, pristine beaches, solemn temples, and friendly people. This ‘Land of Smiles’ will warm your heart with its impeccable beauty and top-notch hospitality.

6 Days in Northern Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai

There are many things to see in Northern Thailand within 6 days. Chiang Mai is a must-visit city when traveling to Northern Thailand. If you want to stay away from the bustling Bangkok or you get bored with Southern beaches, Chiang Mai is where you can experience the true Thailand. Thanks to its laid-back vibe, interesting culture and great value-for-money food and shopping, this city is a destination for cultural enthusiasts, adventure seekers, natural lovers, and history buffs. Chiang Mai is the home to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Thailand. Outside the city, there are many things to do such as Jungle Flight, home to Thailand’s longest zipline, Doi Inthanon National Park, a captivating trekking spot, or go rafting on Mae Taeng River.

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Karen Long Neck village
Karen Long Neck village in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is a rustic town that is filled with history and traditions. Besides the famous Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Doi Ngam Muang, Wat Phra That Chom Thong, and Wat Phra Singh are also worth visiting. For adventurous tourists, awe-inspiring waterfalls such as Khun Korn Waterfall, Huay Kaew Waterfall, and Pu Kaeng Waterfall will definitely blow your minds and boost your adrenaline. Remember to head to Chiang Rai Night Market and order a bowl of Khao Soi, a delicious spicy noodles dish.

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Lampang is famous for its horse-drawn carriages which are regularly used for transportation. This city is considered as a middle point between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. If you just have a few hours, you can choose some spots such as Wat Phra That Lampang Luang and the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in which you can watch elephants playing football or basketball.

Pha Charoen Waterfall - Mae Sot
Pha Charoen Waterfall – Mae Sot

Located near the border to Myanmar, Mae Sot is a combination of different cultures. You can easily find Burmese tea shops, rich Indian curries, and spicy Thai noodles in the town. Trekking is also an interesting activity to do here; Pha Charoen Waterfall and Thararak Waterfall will be extremely beautiful during the monsoon season. Make sure you wear a comfortable pair of shoes.

Nestled among undulating mountains and rugged roads, Nan used to be an autonomous kingdom that was invaded by Burma and Laos. Today, this town is where tourists can experience ethnic heritage and explore solemn temples. The city’s biggest and most beautiful national park, Doi Phu Kha National Park is a mesmerizing nature retreat with its imposing limestone mountains, spectacular streams and waterfalls.

Pai
Pai

Pai is a picturesque town which offers a tranquil atmosphere of Northern Thailand’s countryside. Cycling around the town is a popular activity in Pai. You can see emerald paddy fields, idyllic local villages, and mesmerizing hills. Around 8 kilometers from Pai, Pai Canyon is a nature reserve which is considered a gem of the town.

Kanchanaburi contains many thrilling sceneries and beautiful landscapes that can stun every backpacker. This town is voted as one of the most striking towns in Thailand with accessible waterfalls and national parks.  Tourists can get to know a diverse biosphere with numerous kinds of animals and tropical plants. Moreover, culture and history lovers will find Kanchanaburi very interesting most attractions in this town are related to World War II.

Khon Kaen is not a popular tourist destination in Thailand. Coming to this city, you can immerse in impressive sceneries, fascinating national parks, glorious temples, and awe-inspiring lakes and reservoirs. Wat Nong Wang Wat Pho Ban Nontan and Wat Pa Thama Uthayan are some famous Buddhist sites here. Outside the town centre, Phu Wiang National Park and Phu Pha Maan National Park are worth checking out.

6 Days in Central Thailand

The Grand Palace - Thailand Travel Guide
The Grand Palace

This exquisite capital city is always included in tourists’ itineraries when you are on a trip to ThailandBangkok is suitable for all kinds of travel – whether you are planning a family trip, a luxury holiday or a budget-friendly backpacking vacation. This city is famous for its eye-widening Grand Palace and the spectacular Wat Phra Kaew Temple, one of three national treasures in Thailand. One hour and a half drive from Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a lively scene of local Thai’s daily life. Don’t forget to buy fresh tropical fruits and sample some street foods such as Som Tam (papaya salad), Khao Pad (fried rice), Pad Thai (noodles with shrimps) and Khao Neeo Mamuang (Thai mango sticky rice).

Hua Hin
Hua Hin

2.5 hours drive down from Bangkok, Hua Hin is a resort town which is suitable for a weekend getaway. Do not forget to climb to the top of the Khao Takiab Mountain to see the panoramic view of Hua Hin Beach and the whole city. There are two beautiful theme shopping and attraction villages in this town, which are Venezia and Santorini Park.

Ayutthaya, officially known as Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is an ancient capital city of Central Thailand. The city was founded in 1351 and referred to as the Ayutthaya Kingdom, or Siam. It was the second capital city of Siam after Sukhothai. You can see the ruins of Siam including stupas and monasteries in Ayutthaya.

Founded in 1238 by King Ramkhamhaeng, Sukhothai was the capital city of Sukhothai Kingdom for approximately 140 years. Sukhothai Historical Park is a well-known attraction in the city which contains numerous historical sites. This place was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site. It will be awesome to visit the park at sunset and admire the Buddha images when the sun goes down.

Koh Larn - Pattaya
Koh Larn – Pattaya

100 kilometers from Bangkok, Pattaya is famous for a variety of hotels and resorts, as well as outrageous nightlife. Catering millions of visitors annually, Pattaya will not disappoint you with its wonderful beaches, exciting go-go bars, massage parlours, saunas, and interesting theme parks. Also, tourists will be served mouth-watering seafood from lobsters and crabs to squids and octopuses when visiting the city. If you find the Walking Street and Pattaya Beach are too crowded for you, head to Koh Samet or Koh Larn Coral Island.

6 Days in Southern Thailand

Phuket
Phuket

6 days are enough for you to enjoy a typical “sun, sand and sea” in Southern Thailand. Phuket is the biggest island and one of the most sought-after attractions in Thailand. Unspoiled tropical forests and sandy white beaches are the reason to visit this paradise island. Jet skiing, surfing and paragliding are three water sports you can enjoy in Phuket. The town of Patong in Phuket is the heaven where you can attend endless ‘you-only-live-once’ night parties.

Koh Chang
Koh Chang

Koh Chang (or Ko Chang) is Thailand’s second largest island and one of the loveliest islands of the country. With long sandy beaches, blue sky and swaying coconut rows, the island is suitable for diving, snorkeling and scuba diving. Jungle hiking is a cannot-miss activity when you travel to any tropical island in Thailand, and Koh Chang is not an exemption. Mu Ko Chang National Park which covers the large area of the island is where you can observe the diverse wildlife.

Koh Samet is a beautiful island with crystal-clear beaches, white sand, and tropical coral reefs. It is said that this island used to be the home of pirates and today there are still a lot of treasures around Koh Samet. Tourists can chill out at a bar near the beach, enjoy live performances and savor every moment in a peaceful ambiance.

Koh Tao is a heaven for diver since there is hardly any strong current here. The most popular place in Koh Tao is Sairee Beach, which is surrounded by budget resorts and restaurants. Remember to minimize the use of plastic bags and straws on the island because there are no garbage processing facilities available in Koh Tao. Anything that cannot be burned must be taken to the mainland.

Koh Samui - Thailand Travel Guide
Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the most famous islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Compared to Phuket, it is a more quiet and tranquil island. Koh Samui is excellent for snorkeling, diving and surfing, especially in Chaweng Beach. Koh Samui caters every request for accommodations, from affordable hotels to many world-class beach resorts for honeymooners and luxury tourists.

Belonged to Krabi Province, a famous beach province in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is the most renowned archipelago in Krabi. This place consists of two main islands: Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh. The Hollywood blockbuster, The Movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed here in 2000. Diving the coral reefs and kayaking are main activities adventurous tourists choose when visiting this place.

Suggested Itineraries for 6 Days in Thailand

1. Best 6 Days in Thailand Tour Itinerary

Wat Pho - Bangkok
Wat Pho – Bangkok

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Free at leisure to discover Bangkok at night and its night markets.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour: visit Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace and National Museum.

Day 3: Transfer to Pattaya. Free at leisure, and then come back to Bangkok in the evening.

Day 4: Transfer to Chiang Mai. Visit the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Day 5: Visit Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and trek to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Day 6: Depart from Chiang Mai International Airport

2. 6 Days in Northern Thailand

Day 1: Arrive in Chiang Mai. Visit the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Day 2: Visit Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and trek to Doi Inthanon National Park.

Day 3: Transfer to Pai. Take a cycling tour around the town.

Day 4: Transfer to Chiang Rai. Visit Wat Rong Khun, Golden Triangle and Karen Long Neck village.

Day 5: Back to Chiang Mai and free at leisure.

Day 6: Depart from Chiang Mai

3. 6 Days in Central Thailand

Option 1: Discover historical sites
Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Free at leisure to discover Bangkok at night and its night markets.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour: visit Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace and National Museum.

Day 3: Heading out of the city drive to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 AD. Overnight in Ayutthaya

Day 4: Transfer to Sukhothai and visit the ruins of Sukhothai Kingdom.

Day 5: Back to Bangkok. Free at your leisure.

Day 6: Depart from Bangkok.

Option 2: Bangkok and Pattaya
Pattaya - Thailand Travel Guide
Pattaya

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Free at leisure to discover Bangkok at night and its night markets.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour: visit Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace and National Museum.

Day 3: Visit Rose Garden and Damnoen Saduak Floating market.

Day 4: Transfer to Pattaya. Free at leisure to discover the town.

Day 5: Take a boat trip to Koh Larn. Back to Pattaya in the evening

Day 6: Transfer back to Bangkok and depart.

4. 6 Days in Southern Thailand

James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan)
James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan)

Day 1: Arrive in Phuket. Enjoy sumptuous seafood meals and endless beach parties here.

Day 2: Take a cruise to Phang Nga Bay to see James Bond Island.

Day 3 + 4: Spend time in the mesmerizing Koh Phi Phi.

Day 5: Transfer to Koh Yao Yai, one of the lesser developed islands in Thailand.

Day 6: Return to Phuket and depart from the town.

5. 6 Days in Central and Southern Thailand Combined

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Free at leisure to discover Bangkok at night and its night markets.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour: visit Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace and National Museum.

Day 3: Fly to Phuket. Feel free to explore the beach and nightlife.

Day 4: Take a cruise to Phang Nga Bay to see James Bond Island. Then transfer to Krabi from Phang Nga Bay. Overnight in Krabi

Day 5: Head to Koh Samui and relax at the turquoise beaches of the island.

Day 6: Depart from Samui International Airport.

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