Thailand 3 Days Itinerary

Known for its opulent palaces, ancient Buddhist temples and thriving markets, Thailand has emerged as one of the top holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Generally, touring the country requires about a week or more, as there is so much to see, do and explore here. Read about Thailand 3 Days Itinerary below.

However, that does not mean that short tours in Bangkok are absolutely impossible. The best way to spend three days in the country is to spend it right where all the buzz and the thrill finds itself- in Bangkok, the bright Thai capital. Here is our recommended itinerary for a three days tour in Bangkok which will take you across most of the marvels around the city: 

Day 1: Explore ancient Bangkok

  • Start the first of your three packed days in Bangkok on a walking tour around its ancient marvels 
  • Take a ferry on the Chao Phraya and travel to No.9 Tha Chang Pier
  • Although it matters little how your reach Tha Chang, a ferry ride on the Chao Phraya is esteemed for its views of the city; for the best experience, start early
  • Hereon begins our walking tour; stop first at the Grand Palace Temple complex, the former residence of the Thai Emperor 
  • Located right within the Palace complex is the Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in all of Thailand 
  • You could even choose to take a guided tour of the Palace Grounds. For more information on Bangkok guided tours, head over to the Thrillophilia reviews section 
  • Having completed your tour, then take a 10 minute walk to Wat Pho, or the Temple of Reclining Buddha 
  • Next, stop for lunch at any of the Thai eateries around Wat Pho, as there are many 
  • Post-lunch, take a quick ferry ride across the river to the Wat Arun Temple
  • The temple stands out in its Khmer-style architecture, and is one of the only few temples in Bangkok to stay open till the evening 
  • After a quick Wat Arun Temple, head over to Chinatown for a quick dinner
  • Bangkok’s Chinatown is known for its delectable local Thai food, and specializes in street bites 
  • You could choose to end your tour here and head back to the hotel
  • Alternatively, you could extend further into the night and head over to the Khao San Road to explore its night markets and clubs 

Day 2: Explore modern Bangkok

  • Start your day with a shopping spree
  • If you’re lucky enough to be here on the weekend, do not miss out on the chance to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The largest open air market in the world, Chatuchak has over 1,500 stalls selling virtually everything 
  • On weekdays, however, you can just as easily head over to the Siam area for shopping, which is equally brimming with a host of malls and traditional markets alike 
  • Take a quick lunch break, then head over to the Jim Thompson House Museum for a look at Thai art and handiwork 
  • Take the evening of the second day out for a tour of the night markets around Bangkok 
  • The Talad Rot Fai Market sits at the top of our list, with its cool vintage vibe and retro fares 
  • For a more sophisticated option, head over to Asiatique, which has plenty of restaurants, high-end retail outlets and even features a Ferris Wheel 
  • The Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market believes that “nothing is useless”, with its artists turning waste into best 
  • The Khlong Thom Night Market is an interesting venture, as one often needs a flashlight to look through the goods late at night
  • For more information on night markets tours, check out what our customers have to say on the Thrillophilia reviews page 

Day 3: The best of the rest 

  • Spend the morning of your last day here exploring the floating markets around Bangkok; spreading their wares about an open river, these markets offer a unique shopping experience 
  • The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the biggest one of them all, although the markets in Amphawa Wat Sai and Ban Nam Phueng are worth a mention as well. Check out the Thrillophilia Pinterest reviews for Bangkok’s night markets to choose the best experience for yourself!
  • Having shopped to your heart’s content, then head over to Lumpini Park, the biggest green space in all of Thailand 
  • If you’re in Bangkok with a loved one, taking a stroll through Lumphini’s landscaped gardens or having a picnic on its lawns might be a good idea; there are plenty of other things to do in Lumpini as well, such as boating, playing or even camping 
  • Having spent some time here, head over to Wat Saket, or the Golden Mountain Temple
  • Sitting atop a small hill, this little temple is known for its magnificent views of the horizon 
  • On the evening of the last day, you could choose to have a dinner cruise on the rivers
  • Alternatively, head over to any of the rooftop bars to have a classy dinner with a view 

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