Climate and geography will show you the way of life’s locality. There are fantastic and excellent all across the country.
Forest, mountains, beaches, food, cultures, and friendly people. Thailand has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous.
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? When is the best time to go?
When is the right time to go? Which months will be affected by the weather and crowds? Just to know during the Thailand monsoon season or hot season? 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 the foreigner, ushering in the peak tourist season. A delightful month throughout the country, with pleasant temperatures, dry weather, good condition to trekking and marine islands, including checking out the country’s beautiful beaches in Thailand.
Still in the high season, but less crowded than 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. But the main tourist season is getting down in the north. Bush fire season will be start from late February to early May. Bush fire are common around here. It’s not raining.
Prices are getting low and tourists are few. The hot and dry season approaches and the city start to empty out, be the same with semester break (‘mid-term’), when students head out on sightseeing trips with their parents. It also can be an ideal time to escape the mountain to beach.
Almost everywhere in Chiang Mai is hot, especially along the valley including on highland. The weather heat up in the afternoon, the seasonal wind blows and it might be summer storm or hailstorm and strong windy from late March throughout April.
I do not recommend to visit here during summer time. Suggest to heading to Andaman coast in south will be better.
Hottest month, dry weather sweeps across the land. Highly recommended do nothing, just hang around the old city and get the water throw in Songkran. The whole country is on the move for Songkran.
The weather is mostly dry throughout the country, with a profusion of Golden Shower Tree [ dòk koon ดอก คูน ] blossoms in towns with the chance of summer storm and probably hailstorm. It may seem happen in March.
- Make reservations well in advance during Songkran Festival.
- It’s really sunny out. Make sure you are not allergic to sun.
- Go to know about preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
I hope, I would not see you in March and April. Apart from that, I’m looking forward to confirmation your booking and then we travel together.
Leading up to the rainy season, but the weather still hot till hottest. The young green leaf start to cover the mountains. The student will be back to school soon.
Increasing temperatures are mitigated by the arrival of mango season and by the short rains that are now falling in many areas.
The dry weather continues, as does April, the weather’s 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 relax. This month is a shoulder season.
The weather continues to be hot, but in parts of the country the rains start falling and bringing green landscapes, ground flowers and birds.
In the north start to tourists season again with the reasonable price and less crowded than high-season. Good weather condition to enjoy on the beach of Thai Gulf as does Samui and islands nearby.
I love green season. Though it is a low season but there are many European tourist hang around here. Actually, they ready to go Samui and islands nearby for the last section.
Best time for discounted stays till August. It still a hot, very muggy day but you will a quick airy when a small wind began to blow. We can keep going to travel through this month.
The greeny month 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 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 less crowded in the north of the country.
Northern region can experience a lot of rain, the humidity fairly 100% making September a less favorable time of the year to visit.
The long rains move into full swing by late October, although it seldom rains all day or every day. Some restaurants closed, but those that remain open often offer low-season discounts.
Suggest : You should be fine with a light jacket when visit high mountain or jungle during rainy season.
Shoulder season with the ending of the rains, the air is clear and landscapes are slowly beginning to dry out. Temperatures are also considerably cooler a bit.
The rains begin to taper off in some areas, although much of the country remains wet. Green landscapes, wildflowers and birds.
Continued low-season prices, make this a delightful time to travel, if you can avoid the mud.
It’s misty up in the mountains and sunlight through down which is a spectacular sight. And then the high-season prices apply from mid October too late February.
Decreasing temperatures and it’s start a pleasant travel time, before the holiday travel high season by 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 is the mark of start to peak travel season, with higher prices (and crowds). The Public’s holidays and cool weather bring many visitors. It’s an ideal time to travel and sightseeing in Chiang Mai and northern region.
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 it’s time to work, I usually have bookings and tend during this period too much.
How about we plan?
Absolutely not travel in March to May to north. Except you would come to join Songkran.
November to February is best time of year when the weather is cooler, fine and most days are sunny even though the hotels in popular areas are often full during this time, with high-season prices in places. It doesn’t matter where we go.
However, the sea breezes in coastal areas provide natural air-con. November to May is the best to Marine Park, Islands and Andaman’s Sea in south-west. February to October is high season’s Samui and Islands nearby.
The season that I like one is mid October straddle to late November. The weather getting cool a bit and a few tourists. What’s the weather you like?