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Thailand party-focused itinirary (no temple visiting)

21-Day Thailand Party-Focused Itinerary (No Temple Visiting)

Thailand has a lot of different things for different people and you might associate this beautiful country with temples, backpackers, and digital nomads. But did you know that you can party it up all while visiting the key cities or locations in the country?

We’ve come up with an itinerary just for you to give you an idea of how to travel across Thailand while partying it up for 21 days! If we’ve got your interest, then read on to find out more!

Best Time to Go

Generally speaking, the best time for you to travel to and around Thailand and experience its best parties is during the months of November to February. During this period, you’ll experience sunny and mostly dry weather in this tropical country.

On the other hand, the months of March to April are perfect if you want to visit the beaches here, such as the ones located in Phuket. But, keep in mind that these months can also be quite hot in urban areas.

What to Expect When Partying in Thailand

When partying in Thailand, there are a couple of things that you need to know. First, don’t expect a dance floor that is open as most locals will usually dance around their own tables with their respective groups.

Locals also try to dress their best when they’re out to parties so it’s best to wear something nice before heading out. Lastly, partying in Thailand means Thai pop and live bands through the night – perfect if you’re into live and lively music!

Locations Where You Can Party in Thailand

The Ideal 21-Day Thailand Party Itinerary

Days 1 to 3: Party in the urban jungle of Bangkok 

Directions

We recommend that you start off in Bangkok for your party-focused itinerary. It’s also best for you to set up your first HQ at Khao San Road as this is the most ideal place for backpackers and is considered Thailand’s gateway to fun locations and activities. 

Khao San Road is quite busy in the morning thanks to the market stalls and foot traffic in the area. However, if you stay here until sunset and all through the night, you’ll see that this site will transform into one of the best party hotspots in the city.

You’ll experience something totally wild – the buckets and beers will keep on flowing and the music will continue blasting. Some of your most unforgettable party moments will certainly be on Khao San Road (unless you’re too drunk to remember any of them!).

After a day or two here, you can then proceed to Bangkok City proper and try out the different sky bars around the metro. You can party hard in these unique and towering bars while enjoying the amazing views of the Bangkok skyline.

Days 4 to 6: Live it up at Koh Samui

Directions

After partying in Bangkok, you can then start your island-hopping adventure in Koh Samui. You can do a combo trip by bus and then boat or fly directly to reach this stunning island for the next leg of your next adventure.

Koh Samui is a large and developed island and there are claims that this is the country’s best island to visit. Of course, this will all depend on what kind of experiences you want to enjoy when island-hopping.

This next stop is pretty exciting as you’ll get to see a ton of different luxury hotels, bars, and restaurants. However, you shouldn’t get your hopes too high if you want to experience a real Thai experience, especially if you choose to stay in Chaweng.

Be that as it may, you can get a whole lot of enjoyable tours and clubbing around this island. You can go bar-hopping at night and go on some exciting day trips within Koh Samui and its neighbouring islands– ideal if you want to keep the hangover at bay!

To get the best party experience here, though, we recommend that you stay in Chaweng Beach. It has some of the best and most vibrant bars in this part of Thailand.

We recommend staying here for a couple of days as there are simply a ton of things to do in Koh Samui!

Days 7 to 9: Soak up the sun at Koh Pangan  

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Planning a 21-day trip to Thailand will ensure that you witness the different events and spectacles the various locations here have to offer. One such event that you shouldn’t miss is the Full Moon Parties from September to December happening at Koh Pangan!

If you happen to be in Koh Pangan for this Full Moon party, then the best place to be is at Haad Rin. This town has a lot of shopping centres where you can score great finds and a ton of restaurants to choose from depending on your preferred cuisine.

You need to prepare for this event though, as Haad Rin can get crowded during these scheduled activities. We recommend that you book your hotels in advance, and make sure you’ve got tickets to boats going to and from the town as tickets can get sold out!

Lastly, you need to prepare your neon attire for the Full Moon Party. Don’t miss out on some of the other daily themed activities they have leading to the main event such as Waterfall parties, Pool parties, and Jungle parties.

If you want something more toned down than Koh Pangan, then you can visit another location here called Thong Nai Pan. You can check it out at the North East part of Koh Pangan and it has many more chill and laid-back parties.

Days 10 to 12: Chill out at Koh Tao  

Directions

Your next destination, Koh Tao, will only take a short ferry ride from Koh Pangan. There will be others like you who will proceed to this island after the Full Moon events because Koh Tao is a more relaxed place to hang out and has a more authentic Thai feel.

It doesn’t mean this site doesn’t know how to party though, as we recommend that you head on out to Sairee Beach for you to witness the lively parties here. Daytime here offers stunning beaches and some of the best views in the province

However, when the night comes along, expect this area to go on high party gear. You won’t find any fancy clubs here but there are a lot of cool clubs for you to check out along with some fire dancers whose performances are truly unforgettable!

Thanks to all the bars in the area, you can join a group (or do it on your own) and do a pub crawl of Koh Tao. Some of the more popular bars here include Fishbowl, Sunset Bar, Coco Bar, and Lotus Bar– all of which offer their own unique vibe.

Aside from pub crawls, you can also get serious about honing your diving skills here. For this, we recommend staying for around 4 to 5 days to enjoy most of what Koh Tao has to offer or if you’re just looking to relax after all that back-to-back partying.

Days 13 to 16: Go bar-hopping at Phi Phi Island  

Directions

The trip to your next destination will take around 12 hours by bus and boat but once you get to the site you’ll know that Phi Phi is worth it! Located in the southern part of Thailand, Phi Phi is relatively small but it packs a punch when it comes to hard parties.

There is no need for mopeds or cars here and you can just walk around the island to take in the stunning views and sights of the location. There are also a ton of accommodations for you to choose from– from luxury resorts to simple guesthouses!

This island, though, is considered one of the top party spots in the country thanks to the different bars and establishments along its white sand beach. These bars are so close to each other that choosing which one you prefer can be a bit of a challenge!

Aside from drinking and partying, don’t forget to check out the fire dancers along the shore. They’re unique display of artistry and skill should be enough to make you groove along with their rhythmic movements!

Your stay in Phi Phi should ideally last around 4 days. If you finish partying early, you can wake up earlier than usual to do other activities within the vicinity such as snorkelling, diving, and nearby island hopping!

Days 17 to 19: Enjoy the sunset parties of Koh Lanta 

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Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, your next destination, are just a few hours away from each other, making these two islands virtually neighbours! It’s one of the best islands for you to visit especially at this point due to its super relaxed vibes– ideal if you want to recuperate!

We suggest staying in Long Beach since it has a lot of things going on in the area plus it has some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the region. The main allure of this site though, is that there aren’t too many crowds here yet so everything is pristine!

You can do the 4-island boat tour here to experience some of the best spots the surrounding islands have to offer. For the whole tour, you can stay for around 4 nights here to relax and rejuvenate before moving on to your next and final stop.

Days 20 to 21: Cap it all off at Phuket  

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Phuket may be a bit crowded and overdeveloped but you can’t deny its beauty and its wild energy and this island is going to be the perfect ending for your itinerary. Choose the right resort to stay in and you’ll have an absolute blast here!

If you still want to party like a rockstar, then head on down to the famous Bangla Road. 

It’s full of dazzling lights, hard-partying clubs, and a ton of stores lining up each side of the street where you can score great deals if you know how to haggle with the local vendors here.

You can cap off your Thailand itinerary by spending your last 4 days in Phuket to experience Bangla Road and the water activities offered by Phuket. 

If you can stay in a hotel near the beach, then you’ll get some of the best ending views and scenes to your 21-day Thailand adventure!

For Short-Term Stays: 7-Day Party Itinerary in Thailand

On the other hand, you might not have the luxury of staying for more than a week in Thailand. No worries though, as we have this alternative 7-day party itinerary for you instead!

Day 1: Enjoy the Sky Bars of Bangkok

For your first day, head directly to Bangkok City to experience some of its unique sky bars. You can party it up all night long before you move to your next destination the following day– just make sure you don’t have any extreme hangovers!

Days 2 to 3: Do some bar and Island Hopping at Koh Samui

The trip from Bangkok to Koh Samui will take around 11 hours so you’ll probably get to Chaweng in Koh Samui in the afternoon of your second day. You can still do some chill drinking but we recommend that you rest up earlier in preparation for day number 3.

For your third day, you can go island hopping around the nearby islands of Koh Samui. This will help you enjoy some relaxing views of the island as you regain your energy for your next party stop.

Day 4: Experience the vibe of Koh Pangan

Koh Pangan is just a short ferry ride away from Koh Samui (around 30 minutes to an hour) and you can head directly to Haad Rin for some late-night partying. Hit the bars and look for some themed parties for you to experience something unique here!

Day 5: Go pub crawling at Koh Tao

The trip from Koh Pangan to Koh Tao by boat will only take around an hour and a half so you can get to your next destination quite quickly–  Sairee Beach! Enjoy the beach in the morning before you go bar hopping at some of the most popular pubs here at night.

Day 6: Experience the beach bars of Phi Phi Island

The travel time to Phi Phi island from Koh Tao will take around 10 and a half hours so it’s a good thing that the beach bars here are close to each other. 

You can go bar-hopping if you want but you can also just chill at just one venue while you enjoy a great view of the beach.

Day 7: End your party itinerary at Phuket

Phuket is just an hour and a half away from Phi Phi Island so you can start your last day of partying on Bangla Road pretty quickly. Enjoy the area’s different bars and clubs and you can also buy trinkets from the shops here as a souvenir when you get back home.

How to Get around Thailand 

Tuk-tuk: Tuk-tuks are an icon here in Thailand and are perfect if you want to get around the area where you are currently located. They’re not meant for long-distance travel but they’re a great way to experience how it feels like to travel like a local.

Brush up on your bargaining skills though, as there are no standard fares for this three-wheeled vehicle. Instead, you have to skillfully set the price with your driver before hopping on. 

Taxi: Taking a taxi is a convenient and inexpensive way to travel around the city you are in. It’s a different case though, if you want to travel outside the city or if you want to do some inter-city tours.

Also, keep in mind that Thailand is notorious for heavy traffic conditions so taking a taxi might not be the most ideal transport option during rush hour. In fact, some locals prefer to go by motorcycle taxi which we will discuss in the next bullet point.

Motorcycle Taxi: If you’re in a rush and don’t really care much about the changing weather in Thailand and you don’t have to carry around a lot of luggage, you can always take a motorcycle taxi. It can get you almost anywhere in the city but long-distance travel isn’t available.

Songthaews: These are mini-trucks modified to accommodate passengers on either side of the vehicle. This can be a cheap option for you if you’re just travelling inter-city and if you’re not in a rush.

However, we recommend that you avoid this mode of transportation if you’re running late for a meeting as Songthaews can be quite slow.

Bus: Buses are another cheap transport option if you want to get around Thailand and the different areas in the country. You can take the ordinary (non-air conditioned) ones for short-distance travel within the area.

Train: Thailand’s rail system doesn’t cover the entire country yet but it does cover a lot of ground. If you take the Northern Line, you can travel directly to Chiang Mai while the Southern Line will bring you all the way to Malaysia.

The Eastern Railway Line can bring you to the border of Cambodia on one end and on the other end of the line, you can get to the coasts of Pattaya. 

Plane: With 23 domestic airports and 6 international ones, Thailand has an extensive network of planes and flights for you to take during your tour of the country. 

The airport in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) is referred to as the central hub and can take you almost anywhere in the country. It offers international flights but you can also take the planes here to get to some of the most popular destinations in Thailand.

Apps to Download for Your Trip to Thailand

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Klook: Book tours, attractions, tickets, restaurants, hotels, and other activities

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Agoda:  Book hotels, flights, and other activities

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