Hello all. Just booked my flight into Thailand for a two week vacation. Will be backpacking alone. I've done the backpacking thing in Europe several times, first time going to SE Asia. Here is my itinerary, any and all advice would be much appreciated.
Land in Bangkok on June 28.
June 28-July 1---Bangkok and Pattaya. Just explore, try and take in the big things.
July 1-July 5----Chiang Mai (flying from Bangkok). Plan on volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park, as well as doing some sort of jungle hike/camping trip. Suggestions, anyone?
July 5-July 9---- Phuket . Just live the beach life for a few days
#1 BAMAnug has been a member since 16/2/2014. Posts: 7
"Bangkok and Pattaya"
Not much to see in Pattaya (unless you want to see an ugly beach and lots of hookers/old guys). I'd just do Bangkok in that short period of time. You can see hookers and old guys in certain parts of Bangkok. But seriously, there's a number of good temples, museums and plenty of nightlife in Bangkok.
CM- Short time to volunteer. You barely have enough time to complete a multi day trek. Do the trek and visit an elephant park.
Phuket is touristy but has nice beaches and good tours.