Two Days in Bangkok, a Detailed Itinerary

Planning to spend 2 days in Bangkok and looking to see as much as possible? There are so many things to see in the city and the surrounding area. This 2-day itinerary will help you make the most out of your stay in Bangkok. 

Anyone who has been to Bangkok can agree that the capital of Thailand is a city thriving with energy and excitement. It is a city of contrasts, where luxurious shopping malls and traditional houses share the same street and delicious food can be found both on the street and 60 floors above. With so much to do, Bangkok can feel overwhelming, which is why I have compiled a short and sweet guide for 2 days in this vibrant city.

Grand palace and Wat phra keaw - Two days in Bangkok
Grand palace and Wat phra keaw

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Two days in Bangkok: Where to stay?

Shangri-La Hotel: The ultimate luxury on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this 5-star hotel is decorated with Thai accents and equipped with a tennis court, gym, spa, and an outdoor pool. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

Siam Kempinski Hotel: This chic 5-star hotel is within walking distance of Siam Skytrain. It also has three restaurants, two bars, a luxury spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

Pathumwan Princess Hotel: Swanky rooms, a roof terrace, cocktail bar, and decadent spa make this 4-star option an immaculate stay. It is located within walking distance to National Stadium Skytrain. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

Hotel Clover Asoke: Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, this 3-star option is perfect for those looking for chic, cozy, and convenient accommodation. It features a restaurant, bar, and an outdoor pool. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.

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How to spend 2 days in Bangkok, A perfect Itinerary

Wat Phra Kaeo, Temple of the Emerald Buddha Bangkok -Two days in Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaeo, Temple of the Emerald Buddha Bangkok

Bangkok in 2 days: Day One

The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Royal grand palace -Two days in Bangkok
Royal grand palace
Two days in Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of the Emerald Buddha

A must-see while you are in Bangkok, this palace is the home of the sacred Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and is where the Kings of Siam reside. It is ornately and richly decorated and can get quite busy, so be sure to arrive before noon and come appropriately dressed for a smooth experience.

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Wat Pho

Reclining Buddha gold statue face. Wat Pho -Two days in Bangkok
Reclining Buddha gold statue face. Wat Pho
Buddhist temple, Wat Pho - Two days in Bangkok
Buddhist temple, Wat Pho

Located only a 10-minute walk from Wat Phra Kaew, this temple is home to the golden Giant Reclining Buddha which measures a whopping 46-meters long. To add to the serene experience, you can also get a traditional Thai massage there that Wat Pho is well-known for.

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Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar

skyscrapers from octave rooftop. -Two days in Bangkok
skyscrapers from octave rooftop.

An experience of Bangkok’s infamous nightlife is not complete without sipping cocktails from 46 levels up in the air. The skyline of Bangkok at night is absolutely breathtaking and the 360-degree view of the city will make you feel like you are on top of the world.