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Best Time to Visit Thailand

Before planning a trip to this exotic destination, it is crucial to know the best time to visit Thailand. Though the climate varies from season to season, Thailand can be visited throughout the year. The lively nightlife, pristine islands, and city life can be best enjoyed between November and February. 

The clear skies and the warm weather make winter the best season to visit Thailand for a surreal experience. The weather in winters remains cool and dry and is best to visit the islands and explore the cities. Christmas and New Year bring a lot of crowds to Thailand during this time.

The months of September and October are the best time to head to the coast and enjoy sea breezes. There is heavy rainfall during this time, so if you love that, make sure to plan a Thailand trip with Indian Holiday. 

Lastly, we have the best time to visit Thailand for budget travelers. March to July is hot and humid, but if you want to save some extra money, this is your time to go to Thailand. The hotel, flights, etc. prices are lower. But remember there are downsides to it. So make sure you remember that. 

Take a look at the seasons to visit Thailand and choose whichever season suits your likes and preferences the best before booking Thailand tour packages with us.

Overview of Thailand Season

Off Season:
March to July: 30°c - 34°c
Shoulder Season:
November to February: 18°c - 32°c
Peak Season:
August to October: 23°c - 29°c

 

Travel Season Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Weather Condition
March to July 30°C 34°C Hot, Humid
August to October 23°C 29°C Humid, Rainfall
November to February 18°C 32°C Cool, Pleasant

Thailand in Summer (March to July)

Temperature: The temperature in summer in Thailand varies from 30°C to 34°C.

Weather: Summer is a low season in Thailand as the weather is extremely hot and humid. The days are quite hot as the sun shines very brightly with temperatures reaching a maximum of  34°C. 

Significance: In summer, Thailand celebrates Songkran Festival. It is the best time to visit Thailand to enjoy the festivities. This festival falls in April and people play with water just like Holi in India. Many cultural programs are also organized and processions are taken out on the streets, which gives you a great cultural experience. You can also enjoy Fruit Day in Chantaburi in May and June and listen to the best music at Hua Hin Jazz Festival in June, which invites many international artists. 

Why you should visit now: If you are a backpacker and looking for budget travel, it is a good time to visit. The hotels and air tickets have great deals on them and also you can get discounts on hotel and tour packages.

Know before you visit: Before you commence on a Thailand trip, make sure to pack light and breezy clothes.

Tips: Sun is very harsh in Thailand in summers. So, remember to lather loads of sunscreen to avoid getting sunburnt. Also, make sure to carry a water bottle with you everywhere and keep yourself hydrated.

Thailand in Winter (November to February)

Temperature: The temperature in Thailand in winter fluctuates between 18°C and 32°C.

Weather: Thailand’s weather in winter gets cool and pleasant. Days are sunny, which is perfect for sightseeing and beach hopping. The weather in Thailand is much warmer at the coast. But if you move towards mountains, the temperature gets quite low, so you might need to wear warmer clothes during the night.

Significance: Christmas and New Year are celebrated but there aren’t many Thai local festivals around. On December 5, the birthday of Thailand’s King is celebrated all over the country. Streets come to life with beautiful decorations. Chinese New Year is celebrated in January/February and you can see lion dances, parades, stage shows, and fireworks.

Why you should visit now: Thailand’s climate in winter is great to surf and soak in the sun. Low humidity makes your holiday in Thailand enjoyable.

Know before you visit: You can expect higher prices on flights and hotels as it is the peak season and there are many people visiting this country. 

Tips: Book your tickets early to avoid higher prices. Carry warmer clothes especially if you are staying near mountain areas. Do not forget to wear sunblock every time you step out in the sun.

Thailand in Monsoon (August to October)

Temperature: Thailand temperature in September and October ranges from 23°C to 29°C. 

Weather: If you love rain, September and October are the best months to travel to Thailand. The rainfall is quite heavy, so it may hinder your outdoor plans. If you don’t like the wet season, the monsoon is not the best time to visit Thailand.

Significance: To get a glimpse of Thailand’s rich culture, the monsoon is the best time to go to Thailand. An important birthday is celebrated on 12 August of Queen Sirikit. Cultural shows, a candlelight ceremony, and fireworks can be seen as a part of the queen’s birthday celebrations. 

Why you should visit now: Monsoon is a good time to visit if you are on a tight budget. There aren’t many people who travel to Thailand during monsoon months, so leaving you with cheap air tickets and great deals on hotels. 

Know before you visit: As it rains quite heavily, we advise you to carry proper rain equipment. Always keep in mind that you might need to cancel your plans if it doesn’t stop raining and you have to be inside for the whole day.

Tips: Avoid visiting beaches in the monsoon season in Thailand. And swimming is out of the question.