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11 Days in Thailand with Kids Our Itinerary - Bumble Bee Mum

If you have been following us on Instagram, you probably know that we were in Thailand last December on a trip that… well, made me feel like I wasn’t in Thailand most of the time.

 

 

In the span of 11 days, we went from Bangkok to Pattaya to Bangkok to Ayutthaya to Khao Yai to Middle Earth and finally back to Bangkok again.

 

 

But believe it or not, when I booked my flight tickets, I actually only had TWO things I wanted to do. Yes, TWO.

1) See sunflowers

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2) Bring the kids to Kidzania Bangkok

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With that in mind, I had booked air tickets for 11 days in Thailand via Bangkok, thinking it would be totally relaxing.  Everyone even told us we were gonna be bored.  Our conversations with friends and family before the trip ALWAYS went like this:

Friend: Where are you going this December holidays???
Me:  I booked tickets to Bangkok.
Friend: For how long???
Me: 11 days
Friend: WHAT??? 11 DAYS??? What are you going to do there for 11 days??

Well, I got the EXACT same reaction when I booked our family to Phuket for 1 whole week back in September.  It worked out fine and the kids didn’t even want to go home after 7 days.

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Eventually, our 11 days in Thailand was never boring.  Except for that one day we were stuck in the hotel because the husband had food poisoning.  But that’s a story for another day.

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So how did our sunflowers + Kidzania trip end up being so eventful?

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As I was researching for sunflowers in Thailand, I got distracted by Ayutthaya to the East and Khao Yai to the West.  And as I was researching about Kidzania Bangkok, I decided we should also check Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World within the same building. Then I realised Hello Kitty Cafe was across the road and how can I possibly not go to a HELLO KITTY Cafe when it’s right across the road??  And somehow we decided to squeeze in Pattaya as well because we missed our beach holiday in Phuket too much.

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We were also really privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with Klook Travel, who introduced us to attractions that were initially off our radar and turned out to be great fun! Klook is a travel website / app that allows you to book attraction tickets at prices CHEAPER than if you were to buy at the door.  I was totally hooked to Klook and was constantly surfing their app for places to visit in Bangkok and Pattaya.  So my list of places to visit grew from TWO to, uhmmm… many.

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As with all my big and all-over-the-place adventurous trips, I shall start with sharing with you an outline of my itinerary.

Day 1: Bangkok – Pattaya

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

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Day 2: Pattaya

Cartoon Network Amazone

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Day 3: Pattaya

Pattaya Swiss Sheep Farm

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Art in Paradise Pattaya

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The Chocolate Factory Pattaya

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Harbor Pattaya Family Entertainment Complex

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Day 4: Pattaya – Bangkok

Bhan Kun Mae

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Siam Square

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Day 5: Bangkok

Hello Kitty House Bangkok

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

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Platinum Fashion Mall

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Talad Neon Downtown Night Market

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Day 6: Bangkok

Kidzania Bangkok

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Day 7: Bangkok – Ayutthaya

ElephantStay Ayutthaya, Royal Elephant Kraal and Village

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Ruay Kung Phoa

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Ayutthaya Historical Park

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Ayutthaya City Park

Day 8: Ayutthaya – Saraburi / Lopburi – Khao Yai

Saraburi / Lopburi Sunflower Fields

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Dairy Home Restaurant Khao Yai

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Farm ChokChai

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Day 9: Khao Yai

Secret Art Garden

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The Bloom by TV Pool

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PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

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Day 10: Khao Yai – Bangkok

Hobbit House (Baan Suan Noi / Baan Hobbit)

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Jim Thompson Farm

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Midwinter Green

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Palio Khao Yai

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Thames Valley (The Castle Restaurant & Tea Room)

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Day 11: Flight home

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Trip Reflection

We booked our return air tickets via Bangkok before planning the itinerary and booking accommodation.  On hindsight, if I knew my itinerary was going to be like what it was, I would have booked air tickets to fly into Pattaya and out from Bangkok.   It was totally dumb to spend 2 hours flying from Singapore to Bangkok, only to hop onto a car transfer for ANOTHER 2 FREAKING HOURS from Bangkok to Pattaya.  Even the kids thought it was dumb, and when we were in the car right after getting off the plane and I told them we had to be in the car for 2 hours to get to our hotel, they were like, “WHAT? 2 hours AGAIN? Are we going back to Singapore?”

So if you are planning to visit the same places as we did, you may want to think about that open-jaw flight option – flying in to Pattaya and out from Bangkok or vice-versa.

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Also, I could have done with an extra day in Khao Yai and Ayutthaya.  Especially Ayutthaya.  I didn’t plan to spend too much time in Ayutthaya because I thought the kids would be bored of the ruins if we spent an extra day there.  But turned out MF super loved the ruins and asked why we weren’t spending more time there! If you want to visit Ayutthaya, I really recommend spending at least 2 nights there.  Maybe even 3 if you or your kids are history buffs.

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11 Days in Thailand with Kids Our Itinerary - Bumble Bee Mum

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Supposed to be a stay-home mom, but hates staying home. Definition of parenting is bringing the boys out for 'experiential learning' in Singapore, Japan and wherever else in the world her husband can afford to pay for.

12Comments

  1. May says:

    Nice! =) Who would have thought right? Thanks for bringing in the other side of Thailand holidays to us. Where did you eventually stay at Bangkok? That hotel room window/view looks familiar!

    Can’t believe you were only going there to see sunflowers and visit Kidzania hahaha Glad you planned such a wholesome trip! I was also told that I’d be bored like crazy after one day in Macau. But look at the gems we found. We should be travel agents. =D

  2. Mummy Ed says:

    Wow! Really so many interesting places to go!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yeah, I’m a bit of a Thailand-convert after this trip. My boys say they wanna go back to the Hobbit House again, and that they want to go with their cousins. Lol… But I want to try going Chiang Mai next time!

  3. Maddie says:

    Your itineraries are always the best man! Thanks for sharing!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Thanks! Okay lah, depends on your style of travelling. Some people don’t like to travel the way we do, coz can be quite tiring. I love all kinds of travel, whether it’s city-hopping or resort-bumming! Hahaha…

      • anna says:

        HI Bumblebeemum, how do you travel from one place to the other? do you book a cab in advance or just hail the cab any where? You know the cab driver will any how charge knowing we are tourist.

        • bumblebeemum says:

          I will share more about our transport arrangements when I write more about our travel, but in general we booked private transfers beforehand between Bangkok and Pattaya. Within Pattaya, we hired a driver for the whole day on Day 3. Within Bangkok, we walked. And the rest of the trip, we rented a car and drove ourselves.

  4. Choonie says:

    Your itinerary looks really exciting. Can I check how do you move from 1 attraction to another? Are there any private transfers like taxi to bring you from 1 place to another like in Taiwan? Thanks!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yes, there are many private transfers available in Thailand. We did use private transfers to get between Bangkok and Pattaya. But for the rest of it (Ayutthaya / Khao Yai), we rented a car and drove ourselves.

  5. Linda says:

    Planning to go Pattaya, Suan phueng & Khao yhai this year in 3 different trips for my family. Some of your suggestions looks good. Btw Suan Phueng is another nice place in Thailand which does not look like Thailand to explore.

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