Bangkok is a city that leaves travelers wanting more. A quick weekend getaway from the Thai capital to these neighboring destinations is what it takes to please the insatiable traveler in you.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #1
Home to many of the world’s best restaurants, bars, shopping malls and tourist attractions, Singapore keeps you on your toes from the minute you land.
There’s no better way to explore Asia’s greenest city than on a Bicycle Tour that takes you to twelve iconic landmarks as well as lesser-known places, painting a unique picture of Singapore.
How to get there: 2½ hours away from Bangkok, there are almost 30 flights per day to Singapore with return tickets starting at SGD 229.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #1
Hong Kong has an astonishingly large list of things to see and do that includes tax-free shopping, world-class dining and drinking at one of the best nightlife districts in Asia.
You can also escape the crowd and discover Hong Kong Island on an exhilarating helicopter tour or the famous Lantau Island on the iconic cable cars. The Hong Kong Disneyland is a must-visit attraction that brings your favorite Disney characters to life.
How to get there: 3 hours away from Bangkok, there are around 23 flights per day to Hong Kong with return tickets starting at SGD 288.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #3
Ho Chi Minh is a crown jewel of Southeast Asia. Blending in with ten million others on the streets, the city is best explored on a motorbike tour in the morning and a Vespa tour at night, and its countryside on a calming bicycle tour.
If the thought of Vietnamese dishes tingles your taste buds, then a gourmet tour will surely excite you. The tour begins with the purchase of fresh ingredients in the vibrant Ben Thanh Market and ends with you mastering Vietnamese cooking techniques.
How to get there: 1½ hours away from Bangkok, there are around 15 flights per day to Ho Chi Minh City with return tickets starting at SGD 154.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #4
Pakse is one of the biggest cities in Laos that is ironically overseen by many travelers. In fact, the Laotian city is a great place to relax and unwind.
The Champsak and Wat Phou Tour takes you on a relaxing boat ride down the beautiful Mekong River. The Boloven Plateau Guided Tour is another highlight that takes you around famous plantations as well as the history-rich villages of ethnic minorities.
For a more adventurous experience, you can trek and watch wildlife in Xe Pian National Park that is home to many rare and exotic animals.
How to get there: 1½ hours away from Bangkok, there are 4 flights per week to Pakse with return tickets starting at SGD 230.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #5
Penang is one of Malaysia’s most popular islands abundant in historical sites and natural scenery. Coupled with its sandy white beaches, azure blue waters and sumptuous cuisine, the island is a tropical paradise.
Penang’s amazing culinary scene is best experienced on the Ultimate Food Tasting Tour that treats you to mouth-watering local delicacies. The Guided Tour by Night is equally hunger-inducing and begins with savoring famous dishes and desserts.
How to get there: Almost 2 hours away from Bangkok, there are 3 flights per day to Penang with return flight tickets starting at SGD 185.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #6
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan filled with hidden treasures. With pink hues saturating its walls and buildings, Jaipur is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’.
The city’s rich heritage and bewildering attractions attract travelers like a siren call. Marvel at the majestic forts and palaces beautifully adorning the city on a full-day tour while learning their stories.
Immerse yourself in the Rajasthani culture on a two-day tour around Jaipur visiting the world’s first wax museum, traditional Indian villages and indigenous elephants.
How to get there: 4½ hours away from Bangkok, there is one flight per day to Jaipur with return tickets starting at SGD 303.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #7
Delhi is the capital city of India that evokes an image of royalty due to the regal architecture prevailing the city.
Get in touch with your spiritual side on a two-day camp partaking in religious rites by the holy Ganges River after which you can raft through white waters with a scenic backdrop of the Himalayas.
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. Bring your special one on a romantic day tour to Agra and become mesmerized by the sight of the marble-white mausoleum that epitomizes love.
How to get there: 4½ hours away from Bangkok, there are 4 flights per day to Jaipur with return tickets starting at SGD 379.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #8
Encircled by sublime greenery, Luang Prabang is considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia.
How to get there: 2 hours away from Bangkok, there are 4 flights per day to Luang Prabang with return tickets starting at SGD 214.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #9
With a captivating old-world charm, Siem Reap easily tops the list of the best cities in Cambodia.
Get an incredible aerial view of Angkor Wat and other temples on an exciting helicopter tour and a bird’s-eye view of the city floating around in a hot air balloon. Cruise along the waterways to the margins of the largest lake in Southeast Asia, taking in beautiful views along the way.
Discover the local culture on an intriguing Vespa ride to the countryside and the local cuisine in a fantastic Cambodian cooking class. You can also see famous local artists in action in a beautifully choreographed circus show.
How to get there: An hour from Bangkok, there are almost 10 flights per day to Siem Reap with return tickets starting at SGD 123.
Weekend Getaways From Bangkok #10
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is a multi-sensorial treat for travelers seeking a unique experience.
Get a glimpse into the Nepalese culture and traditions in the heart of the city and explore Kathmandu Valley and ancient kingdoms on a full-day tour. Continue your journey well after the sunset on a rickshaw tour around famous temples, shrines, palaces and markets.
How to get there: 3½ hours away from Bangkok, there is one flight per day to Kathmandu with return tickets starting at SGD 613.
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