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Best time to visit Thailand

Our verdict

The best time to visit Thailand is January-February

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, January-February is the best time to go to Thailand.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Bangkok climbs to around 36℃ (96℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 38℃ (100℉) on the hottest days of the year. The average Bangkok temperatures in winter reach lows of around 24℃ (75℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 20℃ (68℉). Other areas in Thailand can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Thailand are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Thailand below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

Thailand seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Thailand is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Thailand

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ao NangNovember
31℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
AyutthayaDecember-February
33℃
22℃
35℃
24℃
37℃
26℃
38℃
28℃
36℃
28℃
34℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
32℃
22℃
BangkokJanuary-February
32℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
34℃
27℃
36℃
28℃
35℃
29℃
33℃
28℃
32℃
27℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
BetongFebruary-March
30℃
20℃
32℃
20℃
33℃
21℃
32℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
32℃
21℃
31℃
20℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
30℃
21℃
30℃
21℃
29℃
21℃
Chiang MaiJanuary-April
29℃
14℃
33℃
17℃
36℃
21℃
39℃
24℃
36℃
24℃
32℃
23℃
30℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
20℃
30℃
18℃
28℃
15℃
Chiang RaiNovember-April
28℃
13℃
32℃
16℃
36℃
20℃
37℃
24℃
35℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
21℃
31℃
19℃
30℃
17℃
27℃
14℃
Hat YaiFebruary
30℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
Hua HinJanuary-February
29℃
23℃
31℃
24℃
32℃
25℃
33℃
27℃
33℃
27℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
KanchanaburiNovember-December
33℃
21℃
36℃
23℃
38℃
25℃
39℃
27℃
37℃
27℃
34℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
24℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
20℃
Khao KhoApril
29℃
17℃
32℃
20℃
33℃
22℃
34℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
29℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
28℃
21℃
29℃
20℃
29℃
19℃
28℃
17℃
KrabiFebruary-April
31℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
Pa TongNovember-January
28℃
13℃
31℃
15℃
34℃
19℃
35℃
22℃
33℃
22℃
29℃
21℃
27℃
21℃
28℃
20℃
29℃
20℃
30℃
19℃
30℃
16℃
28℃
14℃
PaiNovember
29℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
33℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
PattayaJanuary
30℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
27℃
32℃
28℃
32℃
28℃
31℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
PhuketFebruary-March
29℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
27℃
30℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
30℃
28℃
29℃
28℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
27℃
29℃
26℃
Surat ThaniDecember
29℃
23℃
31℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
34℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
Phi Phi IslandsFebruary-April
31℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
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