7 Day Itinerary in Bangkok

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Escaping to Bangkok for 7 days can be the adventure of a lifetime with the right itinerary. Rich with culture and tradition, and overflowing with beautiful weather and hospitality, Bangkok is a fantastic spot for your vacation getaway.

Day 1 - Get Settled In

After a long flight, take a taxi or bus to your hotel and unwind. Most international flights from the US arrive in the afternoon or evening, so if you're in time for dinner, step out and enjoy somewhere close to your hotel or guest house and quickly get accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells of the lively capital.

Day 2 - Take a River Cruise

Start your day off with a Chao Phraya River Cruise, so that you can get acquainted with the city from this unique perspective. Spend some time on Ko Kret Island on the Chao Phraya River, where the culture and tradition of the Mon people is preserved. Enjoy some shopping on Mahasak, Silom and Charoenkrung Roads.

Day 3 - Palace Tour

Start the day with a tour of Grand Palace to view the stage of important religious and royal ceremonies. Visit the three nearby temples - Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew – to view impressive art and other objects of worship. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum and Suan Pakkad Palace to learn about Thailand’s history and see the royal family’s home and gardens. Finish your day by checking out the Suan Lum Night Bazaar, where people-watching is fantastic and you can experience the local scene.

Day 4 - Cultural Excursion

Start the day by enrolling in one of the city’s many cooking classes to learn some of the techniques of traditional Thai cooking. In the afternoon, get a Thai massage and practice Buddhist meditation to learn some ways to counter stress. Visit the Jim Thompson Museum to check out an incredible collection of Thai silks. Enjoy a Muay Thai boxing match at night and see the country’s national sport live.

Day 5 - Shopping

Start your day with a trip to Chatuchak Market (open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to see the city’s largest market in action. Located on over 35 hectares, this market is a must-see for anyone who enjoys shopping. Get there early, wear walking shoes and explore the aisle upon aisle of Thai goods. Visit the Taling Chan Floating Market for a look at a traditional Thai produce and fruit market on the canals surrounding the city. No trip to Bangkok is complete without a trip to Patpong. This lively night market is another place to pick up some souvenirs, and take a look at the city’s infamous adult entertainment district.  

Day 6 - Historical Tour

Visit Bangkok’s Ancient City, an outdoor museum that includes a 200-acre city featuring replicas of some of the country’s most famous monuments. Decide on some last minute shopping at any of the city’s markets or shopping districts, or some more relaxation with another trip to the spa. Spend the evening out enjoying dinner and drinks and taking in some nightlife at any number of the city’s lively spots.

Day 7 - Relaxation

Spend some time relaxing and people-watching in Lumphini Park in the morning before you catch your flight home.

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