We thought we knew what to expect when travelling to Thailand with kids and felt prepared for the adventure, but that was until we got there and realized there were a few things we could have done to make it a bit easier.

Thailand is one of our favorite destinations in Southeast Asia, and so we want you and your family to fall in love with it the same way we did.

Tips for Traveling to Thailand with Kids

To help you out, and to make your trip run a little smoother, we’ve listed our top tips for traveling Thailand with kids so you can know what to expect and can plan ahead.

Get organized and plan ahead

I highly recommend you book flights, accommodation and key tours you want to do beforehand. Not only does this save you money but it also means you will have more options available to you.

Get a direct flight to Thailand

Airports tend to be a stressful environment for kids if they are waiting around for too long. Most of airports don’t offer much in the way of entertainment, and there’s only so many toys you can pack with you.

Time it so you arrive in Thailand for your children’s bedtime or before

It also helps if they can sleep on the plane.

Make your first day in Thailand a relaxing day with the kids

The first day you will all be tired, not just the kids. Don’t rush straight into the itinerary and have an easy day into adventuring.

If you can, save visiting Bangkok until the end of your trip

Bangkok can be a little too crazy for a young, fresh-to-the-country mind to absorb first up. Plus, you won’t have to carry all your “shopping purchases” around with you.

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