The journey starts in Phuket.
In the first few days, you will already get a taste of how diverse the country is. Whether it's gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife, temples or street markets – there's plenty to discover on Phuket.
You want to be right at the beach, but don’t want to miss the action? In this case, you should go to Lub d Phuket Patong Hostel. You’ll pay less than 15 EUR per night for a bed in a 4-bed dorm.
Ko Phi Phi
You can take a ferry for 15 EUR to Ko Phi Phi Don - a must-see on any Thailand trip.
Visit the famous Phi Phi Viewpoint, celebrate legendary beach parties and take a boat trip to Maya Beach, the famous setting from the movie "The Beach".
Kitty Guest House offers private rooms from 19 EUR per night.
The next stop on our island hopping tour is Ko Lanta. A ferry takes you from Ko Phi Phi for 12 EUR to one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand.
Lonely sandy beaches invite you to relax. You can explore the impressive underwater world of the Andaman Sea on snorkelling and diving excursions.
Ko Lanta is also cheap. At the Hub of Joy Hostel, you pay 8 EUR per night for a bed in a 4-bed dorm.
The capital will show you a completely different side of Thailand.
It goes first to Krabi by ferry (8 EUR) and from there by plane to Bangkok for about 40 EUR. If you want to be close to the legendary party mile Kao San Road, you should stay in the Green House Hostel. You pay for a private room 7 EUR per night and you are only a few steps away from the backpackers’ epicentre.
But also culture lovers and shopaholics get their money's worth in Bangkok. Grand Palace, Floating Market, Golden Mount and Chatuchak Weekend Market are just a few of the many attractions of the metropolis.
Afterwards, we will travel to the north of Thailand, where you will find culture, history and nature in a much more relaxed atmosphere.
The cheapest way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is by night bus for 22 EUR, which saves you the cost of an overnight stay in a hostel. At Thai Thai Hostel Chiang Mai, a bed in a dorm costs 7 EUR per night.
Furthermore, you have the opportunity to see elephants in a near-natural environment in the animal-friendly Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary. The half-day tour is available from 65 EUR – an unforgettable experience.
A side trip to Pai from Chiang Mai is worthwhile. The bus ticket only costs 10 EUR return.
There is a lot to discover around the small mountain village with its relaxed atmosphere and hippie flair. Rent a scooter and explore waterfalls, hot springs and national parks like Pai Canyon.
You pay 5 EUR for a bed in a 6-bed dorm at Baan Mai Sak Hostel.
The night bus takes you back to Bangkok from Pai via Chiang Mai.
You have a few days left to finish your Asia journey. As always, you have so many opportunities here in Thailand, whether it's sightseeing, a Thai massage, street food, or a wild party night (but don't miss your flight home! - or maybe you will?) You have so many options here.
From Bangkok, you fly back home with countless impressions and memories.