With 10 days in Thailand on a luxury-focused itinerary, you can experience the country's exquisite cuisine, intriguing history, and pristine beaches on a highlights tour featuring Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Khao Lak. Or, if speed boating between hidden islands and unwinding at luxurious spas sounds perfect, Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Phuket are where you'll want to be. Other excellent options include an activity-filled adventure from north to south and a slower-paced trip where you can settle in for lengthy stays at 5-star hotels.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Thailand Culture & Nature: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Khao Lak

Embark on a memorable 10-day highlights journey exploring the culture and nature of Thailand with stays in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Khao Lak. This luxurious itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors to Thailand who enjoy pairing 5-star accommodations with unique experiences. Throughout the tour, you'll help feed rescued elephants, discover hidden coves on the unspoiled Surin Islands, and delight in a traditional Khantoke dinner while having plenty of time to relax poolside with a drink in hand.

Relax on Khao Lak's soft sands
Relax on Khao Lak's soft sands, easily accessible from your 5-star accommodation
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok, Explore Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok Markets, Temples & Palaces Tour Bangkok
Day 3 Visit Railway Market & Floating Market Bangkok
Day 4 Fly to Chiang Mai, Cycling Tour & Traditional Khantoke Dinner Chiang Mai
Day 5 Golden Triangle Day Trip Chiang Mai
Day 6 Elephant Jungle Expedition Chiang Mai
Day 7 Fly to Khao Lak & Relax Khao Lak
Day 8 Surin Island Private Tour Khao Lak
Day 9 Mangrove Kayaking Tour Khao Lak
Day 10 Transfer to Phuket, Depart   

Welcome to Thailand! Your adventure begins with a transfer to Lancaster House, a peaceful 5-star sanctuary located in the midst of Bangkok, and your home for three nights. After a relaxing evening, enjoy the company of a private guide while admiring Wat Arun, taking a ferry across the Chao Phraya River to Wat Pho, and riding a tuk-tuk to the Chatuchak Market. Next, visit Mae Klong Railway Market and the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market before hopping on a flight bound north for Chiang Mai. Check in and relax at Inside House, a superb boutique property, then head out to explore the city's highlights.

The following day features a trip to the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar, and Thai borders meet, and afterward, enjoy a peaceful boat trip along the Mekong River. Animal lovers will be delighted to join a private elephant expedition at Chai Lai Orchid Ecolodge before jetting off to Phuket on Day 7. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your accommodation in Khao Lak, the 5-star Sarojin, then set sail to the unspoiled Surin Islands. Next, embark on a kayak adventure through Khao Lak's mangroves, brimming with monkeys, otters, and birds, and let your last dinner in this tropical paradise linger on under the stars. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Island Hopping in Thailand: Ko Samui, Ko Phangan & Phuket

Carefully curated for travelers seeking a high-end travel experience filled with stays in 5-star island resorts, numerous spa days, and tailored excursions, this 10-day Thailand island-hopping trip promises the perfect mix of relaxation and discovery. Split your time between three stunning locales, Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Phuket, and spend memorable days leaving the crowds behind in search of remote palm-fringed beaches. You'll also hike to the Khao Ra viewpoint, snorkel in Angthong Marine Park, and craft cocktails at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery.

Hop from island to island on this 10-day tour
Hop from island to island on this 10-day luxury tour of Thailand
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive on Ko Samui, Explore the Island Ko Samui
Day 2 Private Angthong Marine Park Speedboat Tour Ko Samui
Day 3 Pampering Session at Eranda Herbal Spa Ko Samui
Day 4 Speedboat to Ko Phangan & Settle into the Resort Ko Phangan
Day 5 Hike to the Summit of Khao Ra Ko Phangan
Day 6 Anantara Spa Day Ko Phangan
Day 7 Fly to Phuket, Explore Thailand's Largest Island Phuket
Day 8 Private Phi Phi & Khai Islands Speedboat Tour Phuket
Day 9 Private Phuket City Tour with Rum Tasting Phuket
Day 10 Depart Phuket  

Straight off the plane on the stunning island of Ko Samui, you'll be whisked to your 5-star resort, Santiburi, and settle in for a three-night stay. Spend the following day discovering the natural wonders of Angthong Marine Park on a private speedboat tour, stopping to snorkel above vibrant reefs and admire the famous Emerald Lake. Then experience Ko Samui's famed wellness culture the following day while indulging in one of the many treatments offered at Eranda Herbal Spa. Next, speed boat to Ko Phangan and check into your clifftop villa at the eco-friendly Santhiya Ko Phangan resort.

After a leisurely evening, you'll embark on a challenging trek to the summit of Khao Ra for panoramic coastal views. Then, treat your tired muscles with a traditional massage at Anantara Ko Phangan Spa before catching a flight west to Phuket. While using Anantara Mai Khao Phuket, a beautiful pool-villa resort, as your base, you'll embark on tailored excursions, including a private speedboat charter to the Khai Islands. Then, spend your final evening learning the craft of cocktail-making at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery before departing Phuket the following morning. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Luxury Thailand from North to South

Immerse yourself in the luxury and charm of Thailand on this 10-day itinerary that takes you from the bustling alleys of Bangkok into the mountains of Chiang Mai and to the pristine beaches of Phuket. Each night you'll stay in carefully selected 5-star hotels and resorts that showcase the region's beauty. And during the day, experience unique adventures like a sunrise hot-air balloon ride, a bamboo river raft trip, a private yacht dinner cruise, and a surf lesson on Kata Beach.

Take in riverside temple views on a luxury cruise in Bangkok
Take in riverside temple views on a luxury cruise in Bangkok
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok, Explore the City & River Cruise Dinner Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok Bike & Boat Tour, Gourmet Afternoon Tea Bangkok
Day 3 Transfer to Kanchanaburi via Floating & Railway Markets Kanchanaburi
Day 4 River Khwae Bamboo Raft Ride Kanchanaburi
Day 5 Fly to Chiang Mai, Tuk-Tuk Food Tour Chiang Mai
Day 6 Sunrise Balloon Flight, Visit Doi Inthanon National Park Chiang Mai
Day 7 Fly to Phuket, Private Tour with Rum Tasting Phuket
Day 8 Sunset Dinner Cruise on a Private Yacht Phuket
Day 9 Kata Beach Surfing Lesson Phuket
Day 10 Depart Phuket  

Begin your activity-filled journey in Bangkok, where, after checking into the 5-star Capella Bangkok, you'll head out for an elegant dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River. The following day you'll experience more of the city's charm, first on a private bicycle and boat tour, then while enjoying a gourmet afternoon tea at Baan Dusit Thani. Next, admire the controlled chaos of Mae Klong Railway Market on your way to Kanchanaburi. Your accommodation, The Campster Kanchanaburi, is the perfect base to enjoy an evening relaxing poolside before discovering lush riverbanks while on board a bamboo river raft.

Your adventure continues to Chiang Mai, and after taking time to relax at your accommodation, the RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort, a private food tour by tuk-tuk, awaits. The next morning, the excitement continues during a sunrise hot-air balloon ride and an excursion into Doi Inthanon National Park. Then, hop on a flight bound for Phuket, and settle in for a three-night stay at The Pavillions Phuket, a 5-star retreat. Over the following days, you'll delight in a sunset dinner cruise onboard a private yacht and soak up the sun on numerous pristine beaches before your departure. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Luxury Thailand Cities & Nature: Bangkok & Chiang Mai

This luxury cities and nature tour features five days each in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, ideal for travelers who enjoy a slower pace that goes beyond the highlights. While based at the 5-star Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok, you'll take to the streets in a tuk-tuk, join Muay Thai training, and explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Then, check into the elegant 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai and end your tour caring for elephants and getting to know the unique hill community culture at a Padong Karen Village.

Experience the buzz of Thailand's capital city, Bangkok
Experience the buzz of Thailand's capital city, Bangkok
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok, Spa Treatment Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok Temples, Palaces & Canals Tour Bangkok
Day 3 Jim Thompson House, Suan Pakkad Palace & Gourmet Dining Bangkok
Day 4 Muay Thai Training, Evening Street Food Tuk-Tuk Tour Bangkok
Day 5 Mae Klong Railway Market & Damnern Saduak Floating Market Bangkok
Day 6 Fly to Chiang Mai & Relax Chiang Mai
Day 7 Chiang Mai Markets & Temples Tour Chiang Mai
Day 8 Elephant Caregiver Experience Chiang Mai
Day 9 Temples, Long Neck Village & Sticky Waterfalls Tour Chiang Mai
Day 10 Depart Chiang Mai  

Upon arriving in Bangkok, you'll immediately be whisked away to the 5-star Siam Kempinski Hotel, your lavish home for five nights. After settling in, head to the renowned Oasis Spa for a two-hour massage, which will prepare you for the next day's guided tour of Wat Pho, Grand Palace, and Wat Arun. Next, delve into the history of the Thai silk industry at the Jim Thompson House and join a thrilling session at Thai Boxing School before squeezing in a day trip to the Mae Klong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. 

The second half of your trip begins with a flight to Chiang Mai, and once settled into your luxury hotel, 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, the choice is yours to relax here or explore the nearby Wat Gate neighborhood. Discover more of the city's highlights the following day on a private guided tour, including Wat Gatekaram, Warorot Market, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Then, before catching your flight home, discover the beauty of Chiang Mai's surroundings, first during a memorable elephant caregiver experience and then while visiting the Chiang Dao Cave and Padong Karen Village, an agricultural community. Learn more

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Map of 10 Days in Thailand - 4 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 10 Days in Thailand - 4 Luxury Itinerary Ideas