7 days in Thailand Pattaya Bangkok Ayutthaya Itinerary

Tour Thailand Pattaya Bangkok Ayutthaya 7 Days 6 Nights

Summary of Our Experiences

Date of Tour : 12 Dec – 18 Dec 2017 (Dry, Cool Season)
Days Spent : 7 Days  ( Tuesday to Monday )
Airlines: Jetstar Airways
Flight Hours: About 2.5 hours
No. of Travellers : 2 adults & 2 children (9 yrs old and 2 yrs old)
No. of Locations Visited : 3 (Pattaya, Bangkok, Ayutthaya )
No. of Places Visited : 23
No. of Homestay B&B / Hotel Stayed in : 2 ( Mercure Pattaya , Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square)

Useful Websites For Our Thailand Trip Planning:

Where We’ve Been

(Click the Links to Read ‘Our Travel Experience’ Posts! *Will Update Once It’s Written)

  • Day 1 —  Jetstar Flight to Bangkok/ Check-in Mercure Pattaya / Pattaya City & Beach Area / Harbor Pattaya (Harborland)
  • Day 2 — Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark / Khao Pattaya Viewpoint / Jomtien Night Market
  • Day 3 — Khao Kheow Open Zoo
  • Day 4 — Sanctuary of Truth / The Pattaya Kart Speedway / Novotel Bangkok Siam / Siam Paragon – Siam Center – Siam Discovery
  • Day 5 — Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World / Chatuchak Weekend Market / Terminal 21 Shopping Mall
  • Day 6 — Ayutthaya Historical Park / Elephant Stay in Ayutthaya / MBK Mall / Central World Mall
  • Day 7 — Chinatown Bangkok / Flight back to Singapore

Highlights


:: Some Tips on Travel in Thailand::

  • Thailand’s Timing is 1 hour behind Singapore’s time.
  • Our Conversion was 1 SGD ~ 23.9 Thai Baht
  • Religious places requires visitors to cover up their shoulders and thighs. Hence, to prevent being stopped from entering, wear covered t-shirts, blouses and long pants or long skirts for your trip. I’m sensitive to sharing clothing with others, so even if sarongs were given freely for me to cover temporarily, I wouldn’t want it. Who knows whether they actually cleaned it or not? Yikes, imagine how many people borrowed the same thing to wear….O_O Bring along your own sarong, if you absolutely need to wear sleeveless…
  • Tap Water isn’t safe for consumption so purchase bottled water or boil water in your hotel kettle and bring them along in water bottles (That’s what we usually do). Alas, I forgot all about ice-cubes. though we drank plenty of fruit juices with ice or crushed ice and nothing happened.
  • If you are not used to street food in Asia, better try only a little. Stomach flu, diarrhoea and vomiting are common problems. (Our boy vomitted once after eating at Chatuchak…but fortunately nothing serious)
  • A bank for money exchange could be found in Chatuchak market. If you ran out of cash in the middle of shopping (like us), just go there and exchange more Thai Baht. Hence, bring along your local currency too. An ATM was also available at the bank.
  • We got most of our attraction tickets/services from Klook, which were cheaper than buying them direct.

:: Coming up later: More Tips from Our Trip in Thailand and Self-Drive from Bangkok ::



:: Our Thailand (Pattaya & Bangkok & Ayutthaya) Itinerary ::

**Pending writing details on the places** Will update here when new posts are written.

Day 1 (PATTAYA)

0110 – Jetstar Flight to Bangkok
0842 – Taxi Transfer to Pattaya

  • Arrived at Mercure Pattaya
  • Pattaya City for Jasmin’s Cafe early dinner
  • Explore Walkabout Pattaya Street to Pattaya Beach Road Area and to Harbor Mall
  • Reached Harbor Pattaya Mall for Harborland Indoor Playground (around 3 hrs until closing time at 9pm)
  • Shopping at Supermarket on the first level of Harbor Mall Pattaya
  • Back to Hotel Rest

Day 2 (PATTAYA)

  • Breakfast at The Avenue (near hotel) with some hawker stalls for local cheap food
  • Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark (35 mins journey)
  • Lunch at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
  • Back to Hotel to nap
  • Head to Khao Pattaya View Point for sunset and night scene
  • Jomtien Night Market for dinner and shopping
  • Back to Hotel / Rest

Day 3 (PATTAYA)

  • Breakfast at The Avenue again
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo (50 mins journey)
  • Lunch Take-away from nearby restaurant to hotel
  • Hotel Pool Swim
  • Harbor Mall for dinner and wanted to do Snow World or Ice-Skate (plans cancelled and did some Kiddy Rides/Electronic Games instead)
  • Back to Hotel / Rest

Day 4 (PATTAYA/ BANGKOK)

  • Breakfast takeaway from The Avenue (as it was more comfortable to eat in our room)
  • Sanctuary of Truth (30 mins journey)
  • Check-out from Mercure Pattaya
  • The Pattaya Kart Speedway
  • Lunch take-away from a MacDonald’s on the roadtrip to Bangkok

Bangkok (late afternoon to night)

  • Bad afternoon to evening jam to Bangkok (3 hrs 40mins to reach, usual 1.5~2hrs)
  • Check-in Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square at 6.34pm
  • Dinner at Restaurant opposite hotel
  • Explore Siam Paragon – Siam Center – Siam Discovery
  • Back to Hotel / Rest

Day 5 (BANGKOK)

  • Breakfast at See Fah in Siam Square (Only breakfast place we could find)
  • Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
  • Lunch at Food Republic in Siam Center
  • Took BTS Skytrain to Mochit Skytrain Station
  • 10 mins walk (crowded narrow walkway) to Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market – Shopping and Eating Street Food
  • Took MRT Ride to Sukhumvit Station and short walk to Terminal 21 shopping mall.
  • Explored Terminal 21 Mall (levels with different country themes)
  • Shopped at Terminal 21’s Supermarket in Basement for drinks/thailand snacks
  • Bought fast-food/supper to eat at basement Terminal 21’s Gourmet Market
  • Back to Hotel / Rest

Day 6 (AYUTTHAYA / BANGKOK)

Day Trip to Ayutthaya via Rental Car Self-Drive

  • Taxi To Hertz Rental Car Services
  • Rented a Toyota Camry with baby car seat
  • Take-away curry croissant and muffin from Novotel Cafe /thai snack as breakfast during car journey to Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Arrived at Ayutthaya Historical Park – First Attraction Wat Lokaya Sutha – Reclining Buddha and ruins
  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet – Ruins with Three Pagodas
  • Wat Racha Burana – Treasures excavated and interesting crypt
  • Lunch at opposite Burinda Restaurant (great food!)
  • Wat Mahathat – Tree with Buddha’s face
  • Elephant Stay to feed elephants


Bangkok (Evening)

  • Travel back to Bangkok / Rental Car Return
  • Back to Hotel Wash-up
  • Siam Paragon Toy Section Level 3 for shopping
  • BTS Skytrain to MBK Center to explore, shop
  • Walk to Central World for Toys“R”Us and dinner
  • Dinner at Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant
  • Back to Hotel / Rest

Day 7 (BANGKOK) 

  • Taxi to Chinatown Bangkok
  • Breakfast at Odean Restaurant in Chinatown Bangkok (tried their Crab Noodles, Dim Sum)
  • Explore Chinatown Bangkok, shop for snacks/gifts/toys
  • First Bangkok Tuk-Tuk ride back to Hotel
  • Check-out from Novotel
  • To Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Fast-food snack as quick lunch
  • Flight back to Singapore


:: Cost of Travel Breakdowns ::

Cost of Transport

Airport transfers | Cross-Cities

Air-conditioned Taxi Transfer from Airport (with car seat): SGD$70.30 (from Klook)

Pickup Taxi (Open Air)

  • Usually cost around 200 THB for nearby to 30 mins location

Uber

  • Around 80 THB to 150 THB for nearby locations (15-30mins).

Air-conditioned Taxi for Whole Day (to several locations):

We booked one for our trip to Khao Kheow Zoo (Blue and Yellow Taxi) and back to hotel, and later to Harbor Pattaya and back – from morning until night – 9-10pm.

  • 1000 THB (this was the best rate from the taxi driver we could get)

Road-trip from Pattaya to Bangkok (no child car-seat) + Sanctuary of Truth (two trips) in morning:

  • 1200 THB

Tolls on the road to Ayutthaya (self-drive) from Bangkok:

  • 50 THB | 10 THB | 55 THB = 115 THB

Cost of Mobile Data

  • Thailand SIM Card (from Klook) at SGD$9.90 for 8 days Unlimited Data usage / 30 mins of prepaid talk time

Cost of Activities

In Pattaya:

  • HarborLand Indoor Playground: 3 Hours Weekdays Rate: Toddler (< 105 cm): 250THB | Junior: 280THB | Parent: 150THB each 
  • Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark: (Klook Discounted Tickets) Adults & Child: $31.80 each | Locker Rental: $11.10 + additional 200THB on the spot (realise we needed another one for our bags as the locker was too small!)  Add-on Klook Food Voucher valued at 500THB for $16.40. However, we found out we needed to pay more as the 500THB pre-paid voucher was not enough to purchase food for all of us | Child Below 3 yr old: Free
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo Entrance: Adults: 250 THB | Child: 100 THB | Child Below 3 yr old: Free
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo Buggy Rental: 500 THB plus late charge of 200 THB (We were late by 30-40mins)

In Bangkok:

  • Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World: (Klook) Adult & Child: 600 THB each

In Ayutthaya:

  • Ayutthaya Historical Park – Tickets for 6 temples visit: 220 THB ( We only had time to visit 4 temples though- should have bought individually?)
  • Elephant Stay: Camera Fee: 50 THB , Food For Elephants: 50 THB (We bought 2 baskets)

Cost of Accommodation

*Note: We booked only two weeks in advance so the prices had increased and there were limited choices. It would be better if one booked earlier. For this case, we booked direct via their official websites where the offer was better.

  • Mercure Pattaya: 1 Family Suite Room with one bunk top bed, one single bed and 1 king bed: 3400 THB per night for 3 nights. (no breakfast) Total: 12005.40 THB ($502) inclusive of tax
  • Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square: Superior Room – 1 Queen Size Bed and 1 Sofa bed (no breakfast) for 3 nights. Total Pre-paid offer: 20009 THB (around SGD$837) ~ We were upgraded to Premier Room in the end as there were no available superior rooms.

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