Bangkok Thailand Itinerary 5 Days

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Bangkok Itinerary For 5 Days:

  • The Grand Palace
  • Khaosan Road
  • National Museum Bangkok
  • Mahanakhon SkyWalk
  • Lumpini Park
  • China Town Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya
  • Terminal 21
  • Bangkok River Cruise


A period of five days is the perfect duration for exploring Bangkok. It allows you to completely enjoy yourself in the vibrant culture of this city. Perhaps even journeying out to rural provinces on a day trip for a more authentic taste of Thai life. Our tips on how to make the most out of 5 days in Bangkok cover all major attractions such as Wat Arun, the Grand Palace, Chinatown, and Lumpini Park. It also reveals some hidden pearls not commonly known for your enjoyment. Keep reading our 5-day schedule filled with essential activities:

Day 1:

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

The Emerald Buddha is housed in Wat Phra Kaew (The local name for Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.), one of Thailand’s most significant Buddhist temples. It can be found at the heart of historic Bangkok, situated within the compounds of the Grand Palace. The temple grounds are home to Phra Kaew Morakot, also known as the Emerald Buddha—an immensely sacred Buddha image that was intricately carved out of a single jade block

Built in 1782, this royal abode has some grand structures including Wat Phra Kaew. Don’t rush while strolling through the vast courtyards and make sure to stop at the important places within the Grand Palace compound. See the Queen Sirikit Museum and its beautiful collection of textiles. Also, catch a Khon Performance (Thailand’s traditional masked dance drama) at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. This is one place where you should be spending your time if you ever find yourself in Bangkok, as it provides insight into Thailand’s rich cultural heritage with these different attractions all housed on-site.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road Bangkok

With just a few minutes away from The grand palace you can find: Khao San Road, along with its neighboring street, Soi Rambuttri, has held the esteemed title of Asia’s backpacker hub since the 1980s. Although it has transformed into a vibrant tourist hotspot, bustling with lively bars, enthusiastic hawkers, and enticing street vendors, it remains an enjoyable place to visit, even if you’re not lodging in the vicinity. Indulge in a refreshing beverage, savor the delectable banana pancakes, and immerse yourself in the company of fellow wanderers while observing the captivating world that surrounds you.


Day 2:

National Museum Bangkok

The National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand (September 2017)
The museum, which is known to be the biggest in Southeast Asia, contains a large number of antiques that range from prehistoric art to murals and bronzes. It also includes artifacts from other countries in Asia plus ceremonial carriages that were used by royal families. This place is massive with a wide variety of antiquities.

Mahanakhon SkyWalk

MahaNakhon Tower

Visit Thailand’s highest observation deck for some of Bangkok’s most stunning views. Positioned at an impressive height of 1,030 feet in King Power Mahanakhon, this vantage point offers a panoramic perspective of the urban landscape— including the shimmering rooftops of Wat Pho temple and the Grand Palace that border the winding Chao Phraya River leading out to the Gulf of Thailand. The choice is yours on how to take it all in: from the enclosed space of the indoor observation deck located on the 74th floor or by upgrading your ticket to gain access to The SkyWalk on the 78th floor with its surreal glass trays. Capture memorable photos suspended high above ground level; though photography is permitted, loose items must be stowed away and shoe covers worn during this exhilarating experience.

The ticket is priced at 1000 Baht per person. And I would highly recommend eating at their restaurant in Manhankhon to get free entry to the Skywalk.

Day 3:

Lumpini Park

Top view of Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park happens to be Bangkok’s earliest public park. An amazing place for various outdoor activities, it provides fresh air in abundance and shade that is cool and refreshing. The park abounds with flora and fauna, even boasting a sizable lake.

In the past, Lumpini Park was more than just an exercise venue but a vibrant social center where people congregated for events like ballroom dancing. Today it continues to be a popular spot for different forms of outdoor activity including exercises such as Tai Chi or playing games— people can also learn dance steps here or enjoy melodious music while others prefer reading books borrowed from the park’s library.

China Town Bangkok

Top view of Lumpini Park

one of the largest Chinatowns on the planet! This vibrant neighborhood is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a plethora of delectable restaurants, tantalizing street food, and an array of shopping opportunities. However, the true allure lies in its culinary offerings. Not only is this a paradise for your taste buds, but it is also a budget-friendly haven, providing some of the most affordable dining options in the city. Prepare to be amazed by the multitude of food vendors, each offering unique and unfamiliar delicacies that are sure to pique your curiosity.

For those who have a fondness for seafood, it is highly recommended to take a leisurely stroll through the charming narrow streets and indulge in the diverse array of culinary delights. In the event that you find yourself uncertain about which eatery to choose, simply opt for a bustling stall brimming with locals savoring their meals.

Day 4:

Day Trip To Ayutthaya

Three ancient pagoda at Phra Si Sanphet temple Ayutthaya Thailand

Just a short train ride away from the bustling city of Bangkok, lies the enchanting destination of Ayutthaya. This hidden gem offers the ideal day trip for those seeking a glimpse into Thailand’s rich history. As the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya transports visitors back in time, allowing them to immerse themselves in the ancient wonders of this remarkable land.

From magnificent palaces to awe-inspiring temples, some of which date back to the 14th century, Ayutthaya offers a captivating experience like no other. Exploring the temple ruins provides a unique opportunity to witness the beauty and grandeur of a bygone era.

Day 5:

Terminal 21:

Three ancient pagoda at Phra Si Sanphet temple Ayutthaya Thailand
Terminal 21 Bangkok is not just any ordinary shopping mall that you can find in the city center. The thing I like the most about it is that it’s unique because of its design theme which takes after an airport, where each level imitates the characteristics of a specific foreign city. Those who come to the mall can engage in various activities— from shopping to dining to entertainment— all while being surrounded by the cultural ambiance of places such as Tokyo and Paris. In other words, experiencing Terminal 21 Bangkok means immersing yourself in different parts of the world without leaving this spot in Thailand’s capital.

You can explore a variety of food stalls offering dishes at very affordable prices, starting from just 30 baht. In addition to the food stalls, you’ll find restaurants, buffets, and shopping malls, providing everything you need in one convenient location!

Bangkok River Cruise

Three ancient pagoda at Phra Si Sanphet temple Ayutthaya Thailand

At the Bangkok River cruises you can choose from many cruises that are sailing around the most popular areas in Bangkok while having a luxurious dinner. A must for families or couples that are traveling in Bangkok truly an experience that you won’t forget! and the best part is, It’s so expensive! Ranging from 1000THB-4000THB per person.

The Chao Phraya River, which winds its way through Bangkok, serves as the city’s main artery. Its banks are adorned with luxurious hotels, historic neighborhoods, and popular tourist sites. Embarking on a cruise along the Chao Phraya offers a splendid introduction to Bangkok’s iconic skyline and provides a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals.

There are various ways to experience the river, ranging from dinner cruises at sunset to daytime sightseeing excursions. However, if you truly wish to immerse yourself in the local culture, hop aboard the There are many river cruises to choose from that will sail through all the iconic places in Bangkok, offering transportation all the way to the neighboring province of Nonthaburi.



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