Best Time To Visit Thailand
The best time to visit Thailand is during the dry season between November and April. The weather is warm, and the days are filled with sunlight around this time, offering quality time in the country’s heartland. Thailand experiences its busiest and liveliest time from January to March, hosting numerous cultural events and exciting activities.
In the rainy season from May to October, nature is at its finest. The inland forests flourish, and the rivers are majestic, creating the most spectacular landscapes for photography enthusiasts. It is also less busy in popular attractions such as Sukhotai and Lopburi. May to October offers the best time to visit Thailand to experience its cultural jewels.
Monthly Travel Guide For Thailand
Travelling in Thailand in January and February
January and February are the driest months in Thailand, offering ideal weather for sightseeing in the temples and natural sites. The crowds reach their peak in this season. Long hours of sunlight and ideal temperatures mean it is the best time to visit Thailand.
Travelling in Thailand in March and April
The north of Thailand gets warmer in March, and the rest of the country remains pleasant and sunny. The rains start to fall in April but not frequently, and the majority of the days are sunny. March and April are busy times in Thailand due to pleasant weather and the Thai New Year, Songkran.
In April, the country sees the highest temperatures of 35°C in iconic cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Travelling in Thailand in May and June
May is the beginning of the shoulder season in Thailand, meaning that the crowds disperse as the country approaches the rainy season. It is the best time to visit Thailand if you wish to avoid the sharp and brief afternoon showers.
In June, temperatures slightly cool off, and the rainfall increases. However, traveling is not affected by the rainfall since clear skies are still dominant across the country. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the country’s landmarks such as Wat Rong Khun without the crowds.
Travelling in Thailand in July and August
Rainfall is still seen across the country throughout July and August. Although it is the low season, crowds increase with the start of the European holiday. The weather is balmy, with temperatures hovering around 30°C, and the humidity is less intense due to the rainfall and winds.
Travelling in Thailand in September and October
September and October are the wettest months of the year. In October, temperatures drop to more comfortable levels, and humidity decreases, making it an ideal month for walking tours among the monasteries and pagodas of Thailand.
Chiang Rai is a perfect destination at this time of year, offering serene landscape views and quiet time in nature.
Travelling in Thailand in November and December
Rainfall decreases significantly in November, leaving the countryside blooming. It is one of the best seasons for trips to Thailand. The average temperature is around 30°C, and the lush atmosphere offers some of the best views in the tea plantations and villages.
In December, the crowds flock to the country once again around Christmas. Thailand tours in the holiday season can be rewarding, as the vibrant cities host colorful events and festivals, making it the best time to visit Thailand for its unique culture.
Thailand Climate & Weather Guide
|Bangkok||33 mm||24 mm||60 mm||106 mm||207 mm||202 mm||208 mm||226 mm||342 mm||464 mm||151 mm||24 mm|
|Kanchanaburi||11 mm||7 mm||33 mm||72 mm||149 mm||142 mm||157 mm||189 mm||294 mm||339 mm||98 mm||19 mm|
|Sukhothai||19 mm||13 mm||45 mm||110 mm||247 mm||299 mm||395 mm||471 mm||423 mm||276 mm||84 mm||15 mm|
|Lopburi||9 mm||5 mm||21 mm||38 mm||62 mm||59 mm||73 mm||79 mm||102 mm||115 mm||41 mm||4 mm|
|Phitsanulok||19 mm||13 mm||45 mm||110 mm||247 mm||299 mm||395 mm||471 mm||423 mm||276 mm||84 mm||15 mm|
|Chiang Rai||24 mm||7 mm||21 mm||46 mm||222 mm||347 mm||471 mm||472 mm||325 mm||114 mm||44 mm||26 mm|
|Chiang Mai||11 mm||2 mm||14 mm||31 mm||122 mm||122 mm||184 mm||190 mm||135 mm||57 mm||23 mm||12 mm|
|Bangkok||9 km/h||12 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||10 km/h||8 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h|
|Kanchanaburi||7 km/h||7 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||9 km/h||9 km/h||8 km/h||7 km/h||6 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h|
|Sukhothai||5 km/h||6 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||7 km/h||7 km/h||6 km/h||6 km/h||5 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||5 km/h|
|Lopburi||6 km/h||7 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||6 km/h||7 km/h||6 km/h||6 km/h||4 km/h||5 km/h||7 km/h||7 km/h|
|Phitsanulok||5 km/h||6 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||7 km/h||7 km/h||6 km/h||6 km/h||5 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||5 km/h|
|Chiang Rai||4 km/h||4 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||3 km/h||3 km/h|
|Chiang Mai||4 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||5 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h||4 km/h|
When to visit Thailand
Trips to Thailand from November to April
From November to April, the weather in Thailand is dry and warm, offering the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sunshine. It is the best time to visit Thailand to explore the country’s cultural heritage. The highlight activities in this season are walking tours among the majestic temples and pagodas of the ancient Siamese Kingdom in Ayutthaya. While you are there, taste the delightful spices and local dishes, and admire the unique Buddha statues scattered across the land.
The dry weather offers a pleasant time socializing with elephants in Chiang Mai. The waterways of Bangkok are also beautiful after the rainy season. Thailand is bustling with life from November to April, but if you wish to experience the best of the country from a different perspective, the rainy season is also a good time for Thailand tours. Our Best of Thailand trip offers a memorable experience in South-East Asia’s most famous cultural attractions and an escape from Thailand’s exciting nature.
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