Flight Time

9 hrs from Melbourne

Currency

Thai Baht

Time Difference

GMT +7

Population

Population 67M

WHEN TO GO

Thailand’s tropical climate is ruled by three seasons: Rainy (roughly from May–Oct), cool (from Nov–Feb) and hot (from March–May). Key words for Thailand are hot and humid and the average year-round temperature is 28C.

The cool season is Thailand’s high season when lush greenery dominates the landscape. Comfortable temperatures, together with our Christmas and New Year’s holiday season brings more tourists and increased prices.

The shoulder season runs from April to June, which is when most of the country sees hot temperatures. September and October are popular months to visit Thailand’s gulf coast and the north.

Low season, from July to October, is Thailand’s monsoon season. Rain isn’t constant but the country is more prone to flooding so be prepared to alter your travel plans. Some islands shut for the season, and ferry services are limited.

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