When is the best time to visit Thailand?



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Last updated at 23/04/2024, 08:30

Hi, I'm Joanna, the author of The Blond Travels. In the worlds of Thailand and Portugal, I feel like a fish in water - and it's no coincidence! I've been exploring Thailand for over a decade, and I've settled in Portugal for 6 years now. My mission is to support Dreamers - just like you - in discovering these fascinating countries and helping those in love with them find their own place on Earth, preferably for good! Let's uncover these unique corners of the world together.

Thailand is a tropical paradise – good food, kind people, low prices and weather that is great almost all year round! Read on and find out when it’s the best time to visit Thailand and start planning your holidays right now.

Climate in different destinations in Thailand

Thailand has tropical climate. This means that most of country during the year has high temperatures and high humidity. Some moths are colder or have more rain, but in general it’s safe to say that most of the time you can expect sun and good weather whenever you come.


Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the capital of Thailand. It’s always too hot and humid for me.

Most of the year the temperatures are around 30 degrees. The hottest are March-June. Then, the rainy season starts and it rains quite a bit. Some areas of the city get flooded.

The best time to visit is November-March.

Chiang Mai and the north

Chiang Mai and the north of Thailand are slightly cooler. The area around the city during the months of November – March is very pleasant. During the day you can enjoy temperatures lower than 30 degrees. At night it might get as cold as 10 degrees. This is the best time to visit Chiang Mai.

The worst time is March – June, when the local farmers burn the leftovers from the crops. The air is really bad during this time and I don’t recommend visiting the north of Thailand.

June – November is the rainy season. Most of the time it rains in the evenings. During the day the sky is usually clouded.
It’s a good time to visit as there are no tourists and the prices are lower.

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The south

The south is good to visit at any time of the year. The high season here is November – March, but outside of these months is good to come here, too.

Rainy season might disturb some travel plans, so bear that in mind.

When to visit Thailand – Summary

The best time to visit Thailand is November – March. You can be sure that you will have good weather. The rest of the year is quite good, too, but it all depends on where you’re going.