The locality’s way of life will be revealed by climate and geography. Throughout the country, there are fantastic and excellent options.
Forests, mountains, beaches, food, cultures, and friendly people can all be found in this region. Thailand combines all of these elements into one exciting package.
Wherever you go in Thailand, opportunities abound for getting to know the country’s people, and you can easily find cultural tourism programs to get familiar with the hill tribes.
From the perfect season to go on to finding the ideal time to travel, here are the best times to visit, along with a month-by-month guide to the most interesting events. South to Phuket or north to Chiang Mai?
How’s the weather each month?
When is the right time to go? Which months will be affected by the weather and crowds? You’re just curious whether Thailand is hotter or rainier, and then you’re ready to book your flight.
Here’s a monthly guide to what you can expect through the year. Remember that some events straddle the months, and all events are subject to change.
The weather is cool and excellent for foreigners, ushering in the peak tourist season. A delightful month throughout the country, with pleasant temperatures, dry weather, and good conditions for trekking and marine islands, including checking out the country’s beautiful beaches in Thailand.
Still in the high season, but less crowded than in December and January, Thailand is sun and fun for anyone escaping colder weather elsewhere. It’s still a fine time for trekking and bird-watching. However, the main tourist season in the north is lower. Bush fire season will start in late February to early May. Bush fires are common in this area. It’s not raining.
Prices are getting lower and tourists are few. The hot and dry season approaches, and the city starts to empty out. It is the same with semester break (‘mid-term’), when students head out on sightseeing trips with their parents. It’s also a great time to get away from the mountains and head to the beach.
It’s hot almost everywhere in Chiang Mai, especially in the valleys and on the highlands. The weather heats up in the afternoon, the seasonal wind blows, and it might be a summer storm or hailstorm, with strong winds from late March through April.
Summertime is not the best time to visit here. It is recommended that you travel to the Andaman coast in the south.
In the hottest month, dry weather sweeps across the land. It is highly recommended that you do nothing but wander around the old city and participate in Songkran’s water fights. The whole country is on the move for Songkran.
The weather is mostly dry across the country, with a profusion of Golden Shower Tree [Dok Koon] blossoms in towns where there is a chance of a summer storm and likely hailstorm. It may seem to happen in March.
- Make reservations well in advance during the Songkran Festival.
- It’s really sunny out. Make sure you are not allergic to the sun.
- Go to learn about preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
I hope I will not see you in March and April. Aside from that, I’m looking forward to receiving confirmation of your reservation and then traveling with you.
The weather was still hot until the hottest in the run-up to the rainy season. The young green leaves are starting to cover the mountains. The student will be back to school soon.
Increasing temperatures are mitigated by the arrival of mango season and the short rains that are now falling in many areas.
The dry weather continues, as does April. The weather has been so sultry, it’s impossible to go outside without breaking a sweat.
While May is still officially part of the rainy season, it has been pretty dry in recent years, and rain is unlikely to last for the whole day.
In some parts of the country, the rainy season is just an afternoon shower, leaving the rest of the day for music and relaxation. This month is the shoulder season.
The weather continues to be hot, but in parts of the country the rains have started falling and are bringing green landscapes, ground flowers and birds.
In the north, the tourist season has returned at a reasonable price and with fewer crowds than in the high season. Good weather to enjoy on the beaches of the Thai Gulf, as well as Samui and the nearby islands.
I love the green season. Despite the fact that it is the off-season, many European tourists visit. Actually, they ready to go to Samui and the islands nearby for the last section.
Until August, the best time to get a discount is. It’s still a hot, muggy day, but you’ll get a breath of fresh air when a small breeze blows. This month can be spent traveling.
The greeny months and deep green color up in the mountains. Heavy rains make secondary roads muddy and some areas inaccessible during these months, but it seldom rains all day, every day, and the landscapes are lush and green.
As it’s low season, some hotels close while others offer discounts. So travelers can take advantage of lower rates and fewer crowds in the north of the country.
The northern region can get a lot of rain, and the humidity can reach 100%, making September a less appealing time to visit.
The long rains move into full swing by late October, although it seldom rains all day or every day. Some restaurants are closed, but those that remain open often offer low-season discounts.
Suggestion: When visiting a high mountain or jungle during the rainy season, a light jacket should suffice.
The air is clear and the landscapes are slowly beginning to dry out as the rainy season comes to an end. Temperatures are also considerably cooler.
The rains have begun to taper off in some areas, although much of the country remains wet. Birds, wildflowers, and green landscapes. Continued low-season prices make this a delightful time to travel.
It’s misty up in the mountains, and the sun shines down, creating a breathtaking sight. And then the high-season prices apply from mid October to late February.
Decreasing temperatures and it’s the start of a pleasant travel time, before the holiday travel high season with the arrival of blue skies, welcoming all festivals.
It’s still a fine time for trekking and bird watching, without the crowds of December and January.
It’s the beginning of peak travel season, which means higher prices (and crowds). The public’s holidays and cool weather bring many visitors. It’s a great time to visit Chiang Mai and the surrounding area for sightseeing and travel.
It’s an optimal bird-watching month, with vegetation and animals gather at water sources. Bird-watching is at its best at this time of year.
And now it’s time to work. I usually have a lot of bookings during this time, and I tend to overbook myself.
How to plan?
Traveling to the north from March to May is a no-no. Except you would come to join Songkran.
The best time to visit is from November to February, when the weather is cooler, fine, and most days are sunny, despite the fact that hotels in popular areas are often fully booked, with high-season prices in some places.
However, the sea breezes in coastal areas provide natural air-con. From November to May, is the best time to visit the Marine Park, Islands and Andaman’s Sea in south-west. February to October is high season’s Samui and Islands nearby.
My favorite time of year is from mid-October to late-November. The weather is getting cooler a bit and there are a few tourists. What’s the weather like?