3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary – What to See and Do

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Bangkok is the capital city and epicenter of Thailand! Bangkok is chaos, an assault on your senses if you will, but this city will captivate you. Hustle and bustle seems to even fall short when describing Bangkok, Thailand. With so much to see and do, our 3 days in Bangkok itinerary will give you a taste of the city and the most epic highlights Bangkok has to offer.

Day 1 in Bangkok, Thailand

First day in Bangkok YEEEW, YEEEW! <- those are excitement screams by the way… 🙂

Bangkok is home to some amazing skylines and rooftops, two things you definitely should not miss during your 3 days in Bangkok. If you just arrived to Bangkok from from an international flight, you are especially going to love this day because today is your POOL DAY!

That’s right. We’re talking rooftop, skyline views while you drift the day away in a pool.

SO Sofitel Bangkok has a one-day pass that allows you to access their facilities, like their sauna and infinity pool. It costs 1000 baht / $30 USD to spend your day pool side, catching up from your jet lag and getting a break from the heat and humidity of Bangkok.

Day 2 in Bangkok, Thailand

Get those comfy sneakers and sandals on, because today, you are Temple and Wat site seeing! Day 2 of your 3 days in Bangkok itinerary is going to be packed full of intricate design, impressive features and a whole lot of Buddhas.

Bangkok is home to around 400 temples but were here to give you the 5 must see temples in Bangkok, Thailand for you to check out.

Get an early start to your day because as soon as the afternoon hits, you’ll be hot, hot, hot walking around. Oh, and don’t forget to apply your sunscreen!

TIP: A fun way to see the city is to take a river cruise on the Chao Phraya River. You can take it to Wat Arun or to the Grand Palace / Wat Pho. You can hire a tour company to take you or you can do it yourself via water taxi.  

After your whirlwind day exploring Bangkok’s temples and wats, make your way to Khao San Road for some well served cold Chang beers and some tasty Thai food. Khao San Road is often referred to as Backpackers Alley. Yes, touristy but a fun strip of bars.

Head to The Roof Bar for some live music and cheers to a successful day.

Day 3 in Bangkok, Thailand

Sleep in and wake up slow and easy this morning. You may be a little fuzzy after a late night on Khao San Road 🙂 Grab some breakfast and head over to the Jim Thompson House and take a tour. It’s a great tour that walks you through the American silk merchant’s house, his life and how he brought beautiful Thai Silk to the rest of the world.

After the tour concludes, catch a tuk-tuk or cab over to Chinatown and do a self-proclaimed street food crawl! You can always pay a tour company to take you on one, but why? Save a little cash and let your nose be your guide!

The foods and smells seem endless in Chinatown and without having some sort of bearings, things can get overwhelming.

We stumbled upon Miss Tam Chiak article and it was a great resource for us! We used it to make some of our stop decisions but then left the rest up in the air. Whatever looks good, smells good, stop and eat it!

Now, the next part is completely optional. If you are wanting to have another night out, after Chinatown head to the notorious red light district that is Patpong Road. If you wanna see a “Ping Pong Show” this is your chance.

TIP: If you are into checking out a “Ping Pong Show“, do a lap around Patpong to get a feel for prices before you pick your spot…and keep an eye out for Lady Boys….that is all we will say about that.  

If Ping Pong shows aren’t your thing, no worries. The rest of the night is yours to do what you want with. Enjoy your last night in Bangkok however you please!

Where To Stay In Bangkok, Thailand

For The Budget Conscious: Niras Bangkok is quaint, friendly and in a great location within Bangkok. It’s walking distance to some amazing Pad Thai the Golden Mount and centrally located enough that a taxi and tuk-tuks are cheap.

For The Luxury Inclined: If fresh coconuts, laying by the pool, one epic breakfast spread and city views are your thing, then the Peninsula Bangkok is for you!

For Something In Between: The Posh Phayathai is cozy, modern and friendly! A great place to meet other travelers, the staff is ultra helpful. and the location is top notch.

For other places to stay in Bangkok you can check the latest prices here.


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Happy Travels,

– Lauren & Jesse Stuart (The Stüs)

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  1. You guys really made the most of your Bangkok time!!! The pace there is definitely NOT for the meek….which you are not! Hopefully the bites are the worst of your discomfort. Take care!

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