Bangkok Itinerary 5 Days
5 Days in Bangkok - Perfect Vacation Guide
Bangkok - the capital of Thailand - is famous for its bustling nightlife. But, it has also preserved hundreds of years of history amidst its majestic skyscrapers. It is one of the few cities where you will find a unique combination of religion, culture, art, and architecture. Considered to be one of the top tourist destinations around the world, you can explore parts of Bangkok in 5 days. If you are not sure about making an itinerary, you can follow this travel plan to have a wholesome experience. It will cover most of the major temples, museums, historic buildings, and shopping areas in the city. Yet for the people who wish to pull this off, we have summed up our Bangkok itinerary 5 days that will let you experience the true colors of the city, beautifully! Gear up!
What to see in Bangkok in 5 days?
Day 1 In Bangkok
Tour of temples and historical sites -
Your vacation should ideally start with visiting Grand Palace. Established in the heart of the city, this ancient complex of buildings has become a famous landmark and tourist attraction in Bangkok. Though the construction originally started in 1782, several buildings and structures were added over the centuries. Spend an hour here and head off to Wat Phra Kaew that is located nearby. This temple of the Emerald Buddha represents the religious as well as political history of the country. History of this most sacred Buddhist temple dates back to 1760s.
You must add visiting Wat Pho in your Bangkok itinerary for 5 days. Known for having the largest collection of Buddha images along with reclining Buddha, you can explore this temple for a couple of hours. As you are exploring the center of the city, you must also visit Khaosan Road to experience the unique nightlife in Bangkok. This road everything from bars and pubs to street food vendors and cafes.
Day 2 In Bangkok
Combine wandering and shopping -
You can enter the 2nd day in Bangkok by visiting Lumphini Park. it is one of the few places in the city that offer lush greenery. Created in the 1920s, this multi-purpose park offers numerous recreational activities. Take a leisurely stroll or go boating on the artificial lake, it’s all about spending time away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. You can go to Jim Thompson House as well. One of the most popular museums in Bangkok, this place combines art and nature perfectly. Take a guided tour and learn about the significance of this place.
Dedicate rest of the day to shopping in Bangkok. You can spend hours at nearby MBK Center. Thousands of people come here daily to explore its more than 2,000 shops spread over 8-stories. From gaming arcades to a food court, this shopping mall in Bangkok has everything you can ask for. And when it comes to spending a night, you can head off to Patpong area that is only a couple of kilometers away. It is home to one of the popular night markets in Bangkok along with numerous bars and pubs. It is also a major red-light area in Bangkok which attracts tourists and locals alike.
Day 3 In Bangkok
Visit famous museums in Bangkok -
Start your 3rd day in the city by visiting the National Museum of Royal Barges. This museum has a lovely collection of ceremonial barges and will tell you about the culture and traditions of the city. Head towards the Bangkok National Museum to explore Thai art and history. Established in 1874, this place is considered to be the largest museum in Southeast Asia. It has several permanent exhibit galleries along with other displays. You can also consider visiting Bangkok Folk Museum in the afternoon. Though smaller as compared to other museums in the city, it is surrounded by a well-manicured garden.
As you have only 5 days/4 nights in Bangkok, consider spending an evening at Baiyoke Tower II. One of the tallest skyscrapers in Bangkok is known for offering spectacular panoramic vistas of the city. You can come here around the sunset and watch how the whole city starts illuminating with thousands of sparkling lights. You may have to wait for some time to get to the observation deck as it is usually crowded in the evening.
Day 4 In Bangkok
Discover the places in Dusit District -
You can spend the 4th day in Dusit District as it home to different attractions. You can visit the oldest zoo in Thailand here. Dusit Zoo will keep you engaged for hours. It has thousands of animals like Bengal tiger, zebras, elephants, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, camels, giraffes, and penguins to name a few. As you have only 5 days in Bangkok, visit Dusit Palace that is only minutes away from the zoo. Built between 1897 and 1901, this palace will tell you about the glorious bygone days. The palace is also home to Vimanmek Mansion that is turned into a museum today.
Spend an evening at Wat Benchamabophit. This Buddhist temple in Bangkok was built in the 1890s and has become a major place of worship over the decades. Its sloping roofs and combination of red, golden, and white make it look charming. Many people prefer to wander around at Pratunam Market as well. Considered to be one of the cheapest markets in the city, you can come here to buy clothes and other handicrafts.
Day 5 In Bangkok
Take a day trip -
Now that you have explored the city, you can discover what other nearby areas have in store. You can get out of the city and head towards Ayutthaya city. This ancient city is 80 kilometers away from Bangkok and usually takes a couple of hours to reach by trains. The whole area is dotted with the ruins of monasteries, Buddhist temples, historic structures, and numerous statues. This UNESCO World Heritage city is the hidden archaeological gem that will take you back in time. Wander around the city for a whole day and come back to Bangkok in the evening. Do not forget to take a boat ride on Chao Phraya River as it looks breathtakingly beautiful around and after sunset. For all common attractions that you know about Bangkok, there are still some unique attractions that maybe most of you don't know. Head on and explore Bangkok itinerary 5 days.
A budget for your 5D4N Bangkok vacation would be around 46,000 Thai Baht. But, as it covers the average price of a luxury vacation, you can manage in about 6,500 Thai Baht for 5 days if you are a budget traveler. Bangkok has something for every type of tourist. So, do not worry about finding places suitable for your needs.
Tours and Activities to Include
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Best Hotels in Bangkok for 5 Day Trip
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