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3 weeks in Thailand - best places to visit

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3 weeks in Thailand - best places to visit

Hi.

Myself and my boyfriend are booking a 3 week trip to Thailand in September from ireland. Does anyone have tips on where they started off, where they visited and how they got there . We are trying to narrow down we're to visit in such a short time

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1. Re: 3 weeks in Thailand - best places to visit

Are you looking for a beach holiday, authentic or a bit of a mix?

The hot spots are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Phuket.

The fastest way to get around is by air - but you can take trains and private drivers - it depends on your budget really.

A very popular trip is Bangkok for 3 or 4 nights up to Chiang Mai for 5 or so nights then down to either Koh Samui or Phuket and possibly one of the smaller Island close to either of these.

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I would consider Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui/Koh Phangan (Phuket still has a lot of rainfall potentially in September) - this would give you a good overall feel of Thailand. Between Bangkok and Chiang you can fly or overnight train and between CM and Samui you can fly or go via Bangkok and then fly, train or bus to Surat Thani with ferry transfers to Samui and Phangan.

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3. Re: 3 weeks in Thailand - best places to visit

With 3 weeks check out Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, then down South to the Gulf coast for relax

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Having just read about another bus crash in Thailand I would advise against using any overnight buses and only use the Government run buses during the day.

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Hi,

Another bus crash, please can you send me a link if you have one Cassnu, it will be appreciated.

The first time I ever visited Thailand was in a September. I visited Bangkok, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. Indeed, this gave me a good mix of history/culture, the beach and shopping.

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Thanks for your help,

were looking for a bit of a mix of things beach days but some treks also.

any more tips would be great!

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7. Re: 3 weeks in Thailand - best places to visit

As said the perfect mix would be Bangkok, Chiang Mai (plenty of trekking there) and Koh Samui - now you need to do some research on those places.

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