Bangkok Travel Planning Guide for Young Travellers

How many day should I plan to stay and travel in Bangkok to experience both must-see and off-the-beaten-path attractions?

A common question that many travellers who plan to visit Bangkok for their vacation might have. Bangkok is a big vibrant city and the capital of Thailand with lots of things to do and explore both typlical and off-the-beaten-path attractions. From my own experiences working for leading Bangkok private tour compnaies in the office as an operator and tour guides, I have learnt several things that my clients faced while trying to plan their memorable vacation in Bangkok. As result, this blog are written as a guide to give travellers ideas of how to plan their Bangkok’s vacation and get the most out of it.

In my opinion, to see and experience all travel perspectives of Bangkok has to offer, 4 day stay would be the number I suggest. But this could be more or less totally depending on your travel’s objectives of seeing things. Bangkok has a lot more to explore both day and night. These itinerary include main attractions that my guests who I served prefer the most and I add off-the-beaten-path attractions to it which will accord you a uniqe local Bangkok travel experience.

Ok! Let’s see how I will spend my vacation in Bangkok.

I will spend 2 days to explore Bangkok’s both must-see and off-the-beaten attractions and the other 2 days for nearby provinces one day trip for Ayutthaya (Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Bangkok), the UNESCO World Heritage and another day for the Damnoen Saduak floating market experience in Ratchabury  (Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes commute from Bangkok).

Let’s see my list of attractions you should visit for four days stay in Bangkok.

Day one Bangkok’s must-see attraction itinerary

  1. The Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple.
  2. Wat Pho.
  3. Wat Arun.
  4. The largest golden Buddha image in the world at Wat Trimit.
  5. Local markets such as Bangkok’s Chinatown (day time), or Tha Phrachan Amulet Market and other interesting local day and night markets in Bangkok.
  6. Golden Mount of Wat Saket for sunset watching.
  7. Canal tour by Long-tailed boat cruise for one or two hours to view old riverside communities.


Day two Bangkok’s off-the-beaten-path itinerary to explore the hidden city’s treasures (non-touristy attractions)

  1. Visit old Bangkok’s multicultural communities of Kudi Jeen in Thonburi
  2. Ancient Chinese shrines
  3. Portuguese community and its heritage in Bangkok
  4. Talad Noi, Bangok’s old port neighborhood.
  5. Flower market
  6. Visit Wat Pho at night to see the beautiful lights decorated at the temple
  7. Bangkok’s Chinatown by night for street food cultural experience

Day three for one day trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

  1. Bang Pla-in Royal Palace
  2. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
  3. Wat Mahathat
  4. Wat Phra Si Sanphet and the Old Palace of Ayutthaya.
  5. Wat Chai Watanalam
  6. Boat cruise around the Ayutthaya Island in late afternoon during sunset would be nice if you like.

Day four for one day trip from Bangkok to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

  1. The Train Market or Rom Hoop Market.
  2. The Tree temple
  3. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  4. The Great Stupa
  5. Chill out at hidden local riverside cafe

These itineraries are certainly action-packed for your 4 days in Bangkok created for young travellers who want to experience all sides of Bangkok travel culture both typlical and off-the-beaten-path based on my travel experience being a custom and private tour guide and local knowledge combined.

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