Thailand was made for honeymooning. Share an epic 10-day adventure with your loved one and you can relax in beach-side luxury, embark on a wildlife-filled adventure and find cosy city hideaways for quality time, all in one country.

Our 10-day honeymoon itinerary pairs a romantic city escape with beach-side bliss. Experience Thailand’s northern culture and cuisine and trek the northern national parkland for once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. Choose between two castaway island escapes to end your blissful travels together. Whichever you choose, your honeymoon photo feed will be the envy of everyone back home.

Bangkok (3 Days)

The Thai capital of Bangkok has the most international flights arrive at its main airport, so most trips to the country begin here.

A beguiling mix of hedonistic nightlife, gastronomy and impressive ancient temples, this is the perfect place to get your first taste of Thailand. Spend at least three days here to recover from jet-lag and get under the skin of this vibrant city. Soak up the romantic atmosphere of the Old City in the evening where ancient shop houses contain atmospheric restaurants, and secret rooftop bars look out over illuminated temples and palaces shimmering on the water.

Live it up in a luxury hotel in the modern Sukhumvit district where twinkling highrises scrape the sky. Or seclude yourself in a cosy boutique hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s old streets and be within walking distance of the Royal Palace and Wat Po.

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Recommended Romantic Hotels: Mandarin Oriental, Ariyasom Villa, and Old Capital Bike Inn

Check out more recommended honeymoon hotel with our list of 13 Dreamy Hotels in Bangkok for the Perfect Honeymoon.

If you only emerge from marital bliss for one activity in Bangkok, make sure it’s a trip to the historic heart of the city. Stroll hand in hand through the shambling streets filled with street food vendors and shops selling Thai crafts. Stop for coffee in Sino-Chinese shophouses turned into hip cafés. This is also where you’ll find Bangkok’s most impressive attractions. The golden pagodas of the Royal Palace, the giant reclining Buddha of Wat Po and the intricate stupas of Wat Arun.

Chiang Mai (3 Days)

Once you’ve had your introduction to Thailand, have a 3-day mini adventure in cultural Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai is an easy hop by air from the capital. Airlines to suite all budgets run numerous flights throughout the day, taking just over an hour. Once you arrive there’s a fantastic foodie scene to be discovered between temple hopping. The pace in Chiang Mai is more laid back than Bangkok, and within the ancient city walls in the centre, you’ll find dozens of temples dating as far back as the 11th century.

Day trips from Chiang Mai into the jungle-cloaked mountains are an easy option to discover Thailand’s wild side. A trip to an ethical elephant sanctuary makes unique honeymoon memories. Accommodation options in Chiang Mai are a far cry from highrises as romantic boutique hotels nestle down alleyways and straddle the city walls.

For the ultimate romantic experience in Chiang Mai city, visit during the stunning lantern festival, where thousands of fire lanterns fill the night sky.

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Recommended Romantic Hotels: 137 Pillars Hotel & Bodhi Serene Hotel

Koh Lanta or Koh Samui (3 Days)

Spend the final days of your honeymoon relishing the cherry on top of Thailand’s delightful landscapes. Depending on what time of year you travel, there’s an idyllic castaway island just for the two of you.

If you’re heading to Thailand in September or October, you’ll find much better weather on the east coast where Koh Samui will fulfill all your desert island fantasies. The weather here is decent all year round, but avoid November with the highest rainfall. Koh Samui has its own airport with regular flights from Chiang Mai. The island is filled with luxurious beach-side hotels.

While away the days on the stretches of white-sanded beach where hammocks and day beds are designed for loved-up couples. Those seeking adventure can head into the centre of the island where jungle treks lead to cascading waterfalls, and you might spot some of Thailand’s elusive wildlife in the trees.  

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Recommended Romantic Hotels: Six Senses Samui and Mantra Samui Resort

Or, head to Koh Lanta, off the West Coast where you can avoid the rains of the East Coast in November. There is no airport on Koh Lanta itself, but most luxury hotels on the island offer a pick-up service from Krabi or Phuket airport. From the airport it’s a taxi ride or local bus to the pier where a ferry takes you to the larger of the two islands. You can book this journey through a tour operator or your hotel as a combination. It takes a little more effort to get there, but this just makes Koh Lanta feel like a true romantic escape.

Spend days hanging out on Long Beach, the longest stretch of golden sand on the island with uninterrupted views across the Andaman Sea. Hop on a speedboat and discover the most beautiful beach in Thailand at Koh Phi Phi on a romantic day trip.

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Recommended Romantic Hotels: Layana Resort & Spa and Houben Hotel

Bangkok (1 Day)

Relax back in the capital before taking your long-haul flight home. If you’re leaving early in the morning, stay at a hotel near the airport to give yourself the most time to spend time together at the end of a perfect honeymoon.

Top Tip: Bangkok has two different airports, and domestic flights could land at either Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang depending on which airline you fly with.

If you have a spare day in the city take a romantic tour of the canals watching daily life on the waterside of Bangkok’s atmospheric streets. Or hit the shopping malls to pick up mementos of your time together.

Board your flight back home filled with memories to last a lifetime.

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