I am backpacking Thailand in the first two weeks of February. This is my first time out of Europe but have traveled a decent amount throughout the old continent. So far I've come up with two itineraries:
Plan A: Bangkok [3 days] -> Chiang Mai [5 days] -> Krabi [6 days]
Plan B: Bangkok [5 days] -> Krabi [9 days]
I am leaning towards the Plan A but am worried I've cramped too much in two weeks. On the other hand I would like to see the less touristy north part of the country and I've read that a few days in Bangkok is enough.
My plan for the whole stay is really to just roam around and go see the interesting places along the path together with all the must-sees (as far as time permits). I guess I am more of an adventurer and have made up my mind to rent a bike for a couple of days (both in south and north, IF I'll go there) and go see the rural parts on my own. Finally, I am not targeting what the experience should be like but rather experience it the way it unfolds naturally.
Which plan should I take?