Best Time of the Year to Plan Your Tour to Thailand?

Are you planning your trip to Thailand?

Still not sure about what date to choose?

It is a common scenario if you have never been to Thailand before, but fortunately, this article written by our team at Big Bike Tours, will share with you all the answers you need.

A Rundown on Thailand’s Weather:

Unlike other parts of the world, Thailand has only three seasons:

  1. Summer
  2. Winter
  3. Wet

However, there is not such a thing as a bad time to visit, because the weather tends to be good across all regions at any time of the year.

The only concern is the rainy season, which is typical to any tropical destination. If you want to avoid it, then you should avoid July, August, September and October.

“But is the rainy season really that bad?”

Of course not, because the rains tends to last only a short time, and it has a great advantage: it regulates the temperature. Thailand is a hot country all year-around, and some rain makes things more tolerable.

Therefore, if your schedule only allows you to come to Thailand during these months, don’t worry, because it will not make your holiday impossible. Only consider the possibility of rain, and come prepared for it.

A Summer in Thailand:

It can be quite hot in Thailand from March to June, especially in April and May, which are the hottest months of the year. Be ready for it, because the temperatures can reach up to 40°C.

Nonetheless, if you love the heat and the sun, then you will like the weather very much. Only take into account that it can get REALLY hot, especially if you come from a country where the summer is not very hot.

The Thai Winter:

For many persons around the world, the Thai winter will not really feel as such, because the temperatures range from 30 C° to 35 C°, which is fairly good.

The winter season starts in November and finishes in February, and surprisingly not, it is the most pleasant time of the year to visit Thailand, because the weather becomes much milder and the humidity drops to 50%.

It has another advantage: less rain. Even though it is still possible to rain, it is highly unlikely, and if it ever happens, it will be very mild and last a short time. It will not ruin your holidays, guaranteed.

Different Regions and Different Choices:

Now that you have a general time of the weather in Thailand and what to expect, it is time to analyze the best seasons to visit each one of the most popular regions in the country.

Thailand is rich in everything, and its different regions are not the exception to the rule. Let’s check each one of them, so you can plan your trip perfectly.

When To Visit Bangkok?

The winter season is ideal for visiting Bangkok. It will allow you to explore it without problems, because you will be away from the heat. Feel free to visit it from November to February if you want the best experience.

The summer is quite hard in Bangkok, and unless you really have to, you are better off following our advice. It is alright to visit it during the hot season, but bear in mind that the heat and the sun will be incredibly hard, especially if you are not used to that kind of weather.

Apart from the winter, even though you think it is not a good idea, it is actually an excellent choice to visit during the rainy season. You will find way less tourists, and therefore prices will be cheaper, and the weather will be better than in the summer. Consider this option.

When To Visit Phuket?

The weather in Phuket is consistent most of the year, because it remains hot (the temperature is usually around 30 C°), and therefore, it is suitable to visit.

Nonetheless, there is something to take into account: the sea. Things can get wilder in specific times of the year, precisely from July to October. It is not good for the average tourists, because you will see more warning flags in the beaches, however, surfers can take advantage of this.

The ideal time to visit Phuket is from November to March. The sea turns much calmer and the weather is good, so there is plenty to do.

When To Visit Koh Samui?

If you want to enjoy the best of Samui, then the best time to visit is during the shoulder season, which includes the following months:

  1. February
  2. March
  3. April
  4. May
  5. June
  6. September
  7. Early December.

We would recommend you to avoid the rainy season, but even then, it is an alright time to visit. The rainiest months are October and November, bear in mind this and take the proper clothing for the weather.

When To Visit Chiang Mai?

It is one of the most popular destinations, and if it is within your plans to visit it, then you should come between October and April, because it is when the weather is at its best. It is relatively cool, pleasant and no rain will ruin your day.

When To Visit Krabi?

This island destination is very popular, and our recommendation is to visit it from November to March, because the weather becomes ideal for a nice and pleasant tropical holiday.

The months from June to October are especially rainy, and unlike other regions of Thailand, the rain can get heavy and frequent here, and that is why many tourists avoid it. The upside is that it won’t be crowded, and the prices might get cheaper.


Now you have a good idea on the best time to visit Thailand and its most popular regions. If you have doubts or questions, then write them in the comments below and we will be more than happy to help you, and of course, let us know what you think about this article!