If you are stuck with your daily routine and want an escape from it, nothing is better that a holiday in Thailand – the Land of Smiles. This 6 Day Thailand Holiday itinerary takes you to Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi. Start in Bangkok before heading to ancient Ayutthaya, home to shrines, 13th-century ruins, and the famous Buddha Head.
Take a dip in the 7-level waterfall in Erawan National Park before exploring the World War II stories at the JEATH War Museum and the real Bridge on the River Kwai. Don’t miss the Hellfire Pass Memorial, a moving tribute to the laborers who lost their lives building the Death Railway.
6 Day Thailand Holiday | Highlights
- Explore vibrant Bangkok like a local
- Visit the temples of Ayutthaya—the ancient capital of Siam
- Swim in a spectacular seven-level waterfall in Kanchanaburi
- Learn about the Death Railway and the laborers who lost their lives there
6 Day Thailand Holiday | Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok, Free Day to Explore
Land at a warm welcome in Bangkok as you begin your 6 day holiday in the Land of Smiles. Our representative will be at the airport to arrange for a private cab transfer to your hotel.
Today you are free to discover Bangkok at your own pace. The city combines the old with the new, and there’s something for everyone. Foodies should make a beeline for Chinatown to tuck into the delicious street food that vendors will cook before your eyes.
If you fancy a spot of shopping, you could spend an entire day at Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok’s largest and most popular shopping malls. For the best souvenirs, don’t miss the Chatuchak Market, the world’s largest weekend market with over 15,000 stalls.
For sports lovers, watching a kickboxing fight will be a real thrill as you learn more about Thailand’s signature sport. Culture lovers could head to a puppet show or check out Warehouse 30 for modern art exhibitions. Wrap up your day with a relaxing traditional Thai massage back at your hotel.
Day 2: Discover Bangkok like a Local
Today you will get to explore the iconic highlights of Bangkok via many modes of transport, including BTS/MRT (Bangkok’s Skytrain and transit system), public boats, and buses that locals use to travel across the city. Begin with a visit to Wat Pho Temple, one of the most impressive sights of Bangkok, known for its massive gold-leaf-clad giant Reclining Buddha statue.
Proceed to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, where you will see the Emerald Buddha. After lunch, you can take a tuk-tuk to the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, followed by a boat ride along the canal to Hua Chang Pier. You will get the chance for a leisurely walk the area for a spot of retail therapy before returning by Bangkok’s Skytrain and transit system to your hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to Kanchanaburi via Ancient Ayutthaya
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, depart Bangkok and travel by bus to Kanchanaburi. Your first stop en route is Bang Pa-In Palace, the former summer retreat of Thai kings on the Chao Phraya River, 65 kilometers north of the capital.
From there, you will continue to Ayutthaya, one of the ancient capitals of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also tour Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, and Wat Phanan Choeng, one of Ayutthaya’s oldest temples and home to a towering 19 meter seated Buddha statue.
After lunch, you will proceed to the 13th -century ruins of Wat Phra Mahathat. This temple’s Buddha’s head, surrounded by banyan tree roots, is one of the most photographed sites in Ayutthaya.
After Wat Phra Mahathat, you will head west to Kanchanaburi (about 3 hours away) and check in to your hotel. Enjoy the reminder of your afternoon at your leisure.
Day 4: Explore Erawan National Park & the Death Railway
The third day of your 6 Day Thailand Holiday begins with a breakfast in the hotel, after which you will explore the tragic history of Kanchanaburi and marvel at its natural beauty.
Commence with a tour of Erawan National Park, which boasts a spectacular seven-level waterfall. With glacial blue waters rushing through the forest into bamboo-shaded pools, the falls are the perfect spot for a refreshing dip.
After lunch, head back toward Kanchanaburi, where you will learn about Hellfire Pass. The memorial honors more than 100,000 laborers who died while constructing some of the most difficult stretches of the Thai-Burma Railway between 1942 and 1943, earning its nickname the ”Death Railway.”
Then you will travel a short distance to Nam Tok Station and ride along the railway’s historic tracks, passing through Tham Krasae Station (one of the most beautiful, panoramic scenes along the Kwai Noi River). After arriving at Tha Kilen Station, you will transfer back to your accommodations.
Relax at your hotel for the evening, or to head to Kanchanaburi’s famous night markets to try a variety of delicious western Thai dishes.
Day 5: Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai, Transfer to Bangkok
Today, you explore the local sights on board a traditional samlaw (tricycle). This will include the Bridge on the River Kwai and the JEATH War Museum, where you will see artifacts relating to the Japanese invasion of Thailand and the Death Railway.
You will get a deeper understanding of the dark history of the area and spend a moment reflecting on those who gave their lives in the process of bending this environment to man’s will. In the evening, you will say goodbye to western Thailand as you transfer from Kanchanaburi back to Bangkok by car.
Day 6: Depart Bangkok
The final day of the 6 Day Thailand Holiday will begin with a delicious Thai breakfast in the hotel in Bangkok. You can sample classics like iced milk tea, paa tong koo (Thai donuts) and jok (rice porridge). After check-out, you will be free to visit the local markets for a final shop to pick up souvenirs before transferring to the airport and boarding your flight back home. Safe travels!