Don’t miss out on a thing that Bangkok has to offer by following this perfectly curated guide to 48 hours in Bangkok. Knowing that my daughter and I only had a weekend, I researched the heck out of what to see and do so that we had a fun balance of culture, sightseeing, food and fun. The only thing we missed due to flight delays was spending hours shopping in a night market and eating street food. Otherwise, I 100% recommend this itinerary!
2 Days In Bangkok Travel Guide
- Watch the sunset over Wat Arun temple. It’s pure magic, you’ll never forget it.
- Go for dinner at the intimate and fabulous Tep Restaurant & Bar, which was recommended by W Bangkok Insider. They have amazing cocktails and pay special attention to the garnish. There is live traditional Thai music making it a very cultural affair. My meal was delicious and delightful. I tried a bit of e everything, including silkworms for the first time!
- Catch the Calypso Cabaret show! I did the research and it is the best in Bangkok. There is table service during the show for cocktails and wine, which was nice.
- Go for a midnight stroll around the famous Pak Khlong Talat Bangkok Flower Market.
- Be the first to arrive at the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ designated Buddhist temple Wat Pho. This was by far my favourite experience from our weekend in Bangkok.
- Refuel with local sweet and strong coffee.
- Go on a fun 1-, 2- or 3-hour Tuk Tuk tour and trust your itinerary to the driver who will know the best things to see within your allotted time.
- Go on a self-guided walking tour. I started near the Rama VIII bridge at the Phra Sumen Fort, walked across a small bridge, and had a wonderful time exploring the back streets and photographing murals.
- Visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market for crazy shopping and some of the best street food in Bangkok.
And seriously, I can’t push this point home enough: be there waiting when they open the doors at Wat Pho Temple. If you don’t sadly everything you’ve seen in the video will be populated with droves of other visitors.