8 days in Bangkok, Ayutthaya & Samaesan Itinerary

8 days in Bangkok, Ayutthaya & Samaesan Itinerary

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8 days in Bangkok, Ayutthaya & Samaesan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
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Bangkok
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Ayutthaya
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Samaesan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

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Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bangkok day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ©
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic City of Ayutthaya. On the 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That, contemplate the long history of Historic City of Ayutthaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Na Phra Meru, then take a stroll through Wat Phra Khao Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Wat Thammikarat.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ayutthaya online visit planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Ayutthaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wat Phra Khao Temple
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That ©
Wat Maha That
Wat Thammikarat ©
Wat Thammikarat

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Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wat Phraphutthachai as well as Wild Encounter Thailand. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), examine the collection at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, explore the world behind art at Art in Paradise Bangkok, then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Encounter Thailand, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phraphutthachai. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Khaosan Road, step into the grandiose world of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ayutthaya to Bangkok by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Samaesan.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phraphutthachai
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Wat Suthat ©
Wat Suthat

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Samaesan

Samaesan ©
You've now added Ko Samae San to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Nang Ram Beach and Sai Kaew Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum and Luang Pho Dam Khoachedi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Samaesan trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Samaesan with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Samaesan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sattahip
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Nang Ram Beach ©
Nang Ram Beach
Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach
Luang Pho Dam Khoachedi ©
Luang Pho Dam Khoachedi

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