10 Best Nearby Destinations For Weekend Getaways From Bangkok

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

 Singapore

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.

View of Marina Bay Sands. Enjoy a journey of cycling around Singapore.
View of Marina Bay Sands. Enjoy a journey of cycling around Singapore.

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.

Be taught by a talented and professional Chinese opera doyen how to apply Chinese opera make up
Be taught by a professional Chinese opera doyen how to apply Chinese opera make up

For an immersive cultural experience, you can attend a make-up workshop and perfect Chinese Opera looks or try recreating dishes prevalent in the city’s diverse culinary scene in a cooking class.

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

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.

Discovering Chinese Cuisine Heritage
Discovering Chinese Cuisine Heritage

Experience the true essence of the city on a fascinating cultural night tour and on a food tour around Kowloon, indulging in delicious local delicacies as you go.

Spectacular views of the famous Victoria Harbour skyline during a 15 mins helicopter scenic flight
Spectacular views of the famous Victoria Harbour skyline during a 15 mins helicopter scenic flight

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 City, Vietnam

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.

Enjoy a Morning motorbike tour to discover a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer including sights and local areas
Enjoy a Morning motorbike tour to discover a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer including

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.

Explore Mekong delta on a sampan boat & discover fish market and local villages
Explore Mekong delta on a sampan boat & discover fish market and local villages

Make sure to also get a taste of the local culture with the Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour and Mekong Delta Tour that take you around the important landmarks, streets and villages.

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, Laos

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.

Visiting the archaeological sight of Wat Phou in Champassak
Visiting the archaeological sight of Wat Phou in Champassak

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.

Explore other villages looking for coffee and other plantations
Explore other villages looking for coffee and other plantations

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, Malaysia

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.

Ascending Penang Hill, 720-metre above sea level by means of funicular railway
Ascending Penang Hill, 720-metre above sea level by means of funicular railway

Visit must-see attractions and learn about the island’s rich history on the UNESCO George Town Trishaw Tour, Penang Island Guided Tour and Penang Hill and Temple Tour near the colorful George Town.

George Town comes alive in the blaze of lights at night
George Town comes alive in the blaze of lights at night

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, India

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’.

Jaiphur, also called the “Pink City”.
Jaipur, also called 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.

 

Visiting the grand palaces and forts of Jaipur
Visiting the grand palaces and forts of Jaipur

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, India

Delhi is the capital city of India that evokes an image of royalty due to the regal architecture prevailing the city.

Enjoy walking around the Ganges river and ganga river worshipping
Enjoy walking around the Ganges river and ganga river worshipping

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.

Standing in front of the epitome of love - Taj Mahal
Standing in front of the epitome of love – Taj Mahal

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

 Luang Prabang, Laos

Encircled by sublime greenery, Luang Prabang is considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia.

Weave your way through the mountains and sink anchor so you can explore Laos’ most amazing waterfalls and sacred caves
Weaving your way through the mountains and sink anchor so you can explore Laos’ most amazing waterfalls and sacred caves

Relish in the city’s ravishing landscape cruising down the Mekong River at sunset, kayaking in the Nam Khan River and trekking to the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Walk small trails in front of an amazing landscape and visit a Khamu community
Walk small trails in front of an amazing landscape and visit a Khamu community

You can also take a piece of the Laotian city back home with you by learning to cook authentic local food in a hands-on cooking class and craftsmanship in a natural dyes class.

 

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

Siem Reap, Cambodia

With a captivating old-world charm, Siem Reap easily tops the list of the best cities in Cambodia.

Experience a brunch on the mighty Tonle Sap Lake, the largest in Southeast Asia
Experience a brunch on the mighty Tonle Sap Lake, the largest in Southeast Asia

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.

See the famous artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center from Battambang
Enjoy the famous artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center from Battambang

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

Kathmandu, Nepal

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is a multi-sensorial treat for travelers seeking a unique experience.

Explore Kathmandu Valley and ancient kingdoms
Explore Kathmandu Valley and ancient kingdoms

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.

Take a thrill ride at the off-road mountain biking
Take a thrill ride at the off-road mountain biking

Get your adrenaline pumping by hiking to a monastery hidden in an enchanting forest. You can also take a daring mountain bike ride along on the cliffs of beautiful mountains overlooking dainty towns.

 

How to get there: 3½ hours away from Bangkok, there is one flight per day to Kathmandu with return tickets starting at SGD 613.

 

We hope you enjoyed reading this list of weekend getaways from Bangkok. If you need any further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

By Elodie

 

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