Best Time To Visit Thailand

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 28, 2018

When is the best time to go to Thailand?

The best time to travel to Thailand is between late November and early April when there is lots of sun and little rain. If swimming and sunbathing on Thailand’s best beaches are your main interests then visit from January to April. For tours and sightseeing, the best months are December, January, and February. For scuba diving, the best times are different for the east and west coasts.

When is the best time to go to Thailand for good weather?

Thailand – When To Visit

  • Best Time for Great Weather: January to April
  • Best Time for Good Weather: December to August
  • Best Time for Diving: November to April (west coast), May to August (east coast)
  • Best Time for Surfing: April to October (only west coast)
  • Best Time for Sightseeing: November to February
  • Best Time for Honeymoon: January to April
  • Best Time for Nightlife: December and January
  • Best Time for Saving Money: May to September
  • Best Time for Beaches (Phuket Coast): late November to April
  • Best Time for Beaches (Koh Samui Coast): late December to May
  • Best Time for Chaing Mai (Northern Thailand): November to February
  • Best Time for Bangkok: November to March

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  1. AvatarThailand in October

    Hi would you not recommend Thailand in the first 2 weeks in October? I wanted to take my Hubby for his 50th birthday but not sure about the weather? Bangkok followed by Krabi. If not where would you recommend for that time of year?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      You can have a great visit any time of year – certainly in Bangkok but even the beaches can get a nice string of pleasant weather in the rainy season. But would I recommend going in October? Not really. A better choice? Bali has good weather and cheap prices in October.

  2. AvatarThailand for Family – When To Go?

    We are a family of 5 with kids aged 5, 6, and 10. When would you say is the best time for a family vacation in Thailand? We want to swim, spend time at the pool, and do a little sightseeing (but not too much).

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      January and February are the absolute best months but anytime between December and March is great. April and early May are good too as long as you can stand the heat. June through September are still fine but weather is better on east coast than west coast.