Learn how to plan a trip to Thailand with this post! Documentation tips, tickets, expenses and sample itinerary!

How to plan a trip to Thailand – Tips and Itinerary

Learn how to plan a trip to Thailand with this post! Documentation tips, tickets, expenses and sample itinerary!

I confess that when I invited Amanda to accompany me on a trip to Thailand at the beginning of May, I hadn't done any type of research. The opportunity arose on my flight back from Australia, and I grabbed it without thinking twice.

I knew it was a place with lots of parties, beautiful beaches and that somewhere you could spend the day with elephants in an ethical way. But just that.

I didn't know if May was a good time, if it was a cheap country same or if everyone exaggerated, if they needed a visa, if it was safe for two women alone…

This is not the best way to plan a trip.

The trip took shape over the following months, and we discovered some mistakes we made before even leaving home, such as going during the rainy season or buying a round trip via Phuket, in Amanda's case.

We were very lucky and the trip was incredible, but something could easily have gone wrong due to our lack of organization and research. before to buy tickets. I suggest you read everything you can in advance, and be a better traveler than me! haha

In this post I will tell you everything you need to know to plan a trip to Thailand, the tips I learned during my time in the country and comment on my itinerary.

Remembering that here on the blog there is a resources section full of websites and apps to help you plan your next adventure. It is worth taking a look!

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Discover in this post where to buy makeup in Bangkok

Where to buy makeup in Bangkok, Thailand

Discover in this post where to buy makeup in Bangkok

If you haven't guessed yet, I'm a travel blogger addicted to makeup.

Every time I visit a new country, some of my first searches on Google are about where to buy beauty products, what national brands are, etc.

It was no different with Thailand.

I found it very difficult to find recommendations for stores on the islands and I passed through Chiang Mai very quickly, so I left all the shopping for Bangkok.

I have to confess that I didn't acquire much, because the prices are tear-jerking for those who are used to the american market. They are closer to those practiced in Brazil, unfortunately.

If this is your only international trip for a while, I would take the opportunity to buy brands that are not easy to find here at home, and that come at an exorbitant price in import stores. This is the case of wet n wild, Milani, Physicians Formula and even Lime Crime.

If you have other opportunities in mind, avoid spending on beauty products in Bangkok. Your money will be better spent on food, tours, clothes, massages and souvenirs!

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Find out where to stay in Thailand in this post!

Where to stay in Thailand – Phuket, Railay, Chiang Mai and Bangkok

Find out where to stay in Thailand in this post!

Planning a trip to Thailand wasn't the easiest task in the world.

The difficulty started when choosing what places to visit. Phuket was our entry into the country, so it was a right part of the itinerary, as was Bangkok, where our plane back home left.

After a few days racking our brains, Amanda and I decided to add Railay Beach and Chiang Mai to our plans, and we stipulated the number of days for each part of the trip.

Thinking that the most complicated part had already passed, we went looking for hotels.

And I admit, figuring out where to stay in Thailand was more work than I expected.

It's easy to find out which travelers' favorite neighborhoods and hotels are in most destinations. In Thailand, however, tourism is so strong and there are so many options, that with each Google search we became more lost.

We rely a little on luck, a little more on the various blogs we read and We were right on target with our choices.

In this post I will share with you the best areas to stay in Phuket, Railay Beach, Chiang Mai and Bangkok, and suggest well-located hotels in various price ranges.

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7 mistakes I made on my trip to Thailand

7 mistakes I made on my trip to Thailand

7 mistakes I made on my trip to Thailand

What I'm going to say will seem funny, but when I'm going to travel I already know that something will go wrong.

I already commented in another post that the perfect trip does not exist, and this is a lesson that I always carry in my bag.

When Amanda and I planned our trip to Thailand, we had many questions. Which islands to visit, which cities, what to do, what not to do, where to eat, how much money, security and so on…

And although I consider this trip a success, There were many mistakes we made.

(Apart from, of course, situations like being in a van at five in the morning just the two of us with a driver who didn't speak English. But you can't call it a mistake because the trip was incredible lol.)

In this post I'm going to tell you the biggest troubles and troubles we went through, to try to prevent you from going through the same situations on your visit to the country.

I also hope you can see that even the most experienced travelers make mistakes, sometimes even silly ones. It's part of traveling and there's nothing to be ashamed or afraid of.

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Discover Dine in the Dark, a restaurant where you can dine in the dark in Bagkok

Dine in the Dark Restaurant – Dinner in the dark in Bangkok

Discover Dine in the Dark, a restaurant where you can dine in the dark in Bagkok
Gallery: Disclosure of the Sheraton hotel. This is the waiting lounge to enter Dine in the Dark, not the restaurant itself. For obvious reasons, I don't have photos of the experience.

I guess you could say I'm a person adventuress (in italics to avoid abuse lol).

I travel to different countries, I've already done some extreme activities, exchange… I don't have so much I have trouble leaving my comfort zone.

So it's funny to think that, until recently, I always used to go to the same restaurant and order the same dish.

Today I have lost this habit, and I believe that getting to know new cultures has helped in this aspect. I'm already into trying new flavors, and I think it's really fun.

So, I couldn't leave out of the Thailand itinerary what would be the greatest gastronomic adventure of my life.

Dinner at Dine in the Dark.

Where I chose a menu blindly and ate dinner in the dark, literally, without imagining what was on my plate.

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