5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000

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  5D4N DIY Thailand ItinerarySharing my 5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya):

The Best Experience of My Life for less than P10,000

Contributed by: Xzarriane Lim 

Planning a trip to Thailand, AKA, “The Land of Smiles” is an adventure you’ll never forget.  From the vibrant culture, amazing scenery, and affordable prices; you’re assured to fall in love with this spectacular destination in South East Asia!  Some people spent several months traveling and backpacking around Thailand, and it’s indeed one of their many favorite places in the world!

Watch Xzar’s video first and then check out her itinerary!

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Sharing my first travel experience abroad in the land of smiles last June. People I've met from different walks of life, the thai culture experience, and the taste of local food absolutely spice up my life! Here's my complete guide and DIY itinerary:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nHGfwHA3arGDlrxJhAkONY4WE3R5clGqAzTn1cIRYeE/edit?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7WSgjDgbGtdMGJPeXFRY3gzakk/view

Posted by Xzar Lim on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary

📍 Day 1: Half-day trip to Ayutthaya

8:30 AM – Arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
9:00AM- 10:00AM – Drop off baggage at Rabbitat hostel
10:00AM-11:00AM – Breakfast/Lunch
11:00AM-12:00PM – BTS to Victory Monument
12:00PM-12:30PM – Bus from Victory Monument to Mo Chit van station going to Ayutthaya
1:00PM – 2:30PM – Arrival at Ayutthaya
3:00PM – 4:00PM – Wat Mahathat
4:00PM- 4:15PM – Travel to Wat Na Phra Men
4:10PM – 4:30PM – Wat Na Phra Men
4:30PM – 5:30PM Wat Chaiwatthanaram
5:30PM-6:00PM – Travel to Ayutthaya train station
6:00PM-7:00PM – Dinner  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
7:00PM – 9:00PM – Train to Bangkok
9:00PM – Back to dormitory

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📍Day 2: Pattaya

7:00AM – 9:00AM – BTS Phaya Thai to Mo Chit/ bus from BTS Mo Chit to Mo Chit bus station
9:00AM – 11:00AM – Minibus to Pattaya
11:00AM – 11:30AM – Check in at Arya Inn
11:30-12:00nn- Lunch
12:00nn-1pm – Rest at the hotel
1:00PM- 2:00PM – Travel to Nong Nooch Garden
2:00PM-3:30PM – Nong nooch Garden
3:30PM- 4:00PM – travel to cartoon network
4:00PM – 7:00 PM – Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
7:00PM – 7:30 PM – Travel to Jomtien Beach
7:30PM-7:45PM– Visit Jomtien Beach
7:45-8:15PM – Back to Arya Inn  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
9:00PM-9:15PM – Travel to walking street
9:15PM – 12:00 AM – Night life at Walking street

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📍Day 3: Bangkok

9:00AM – 9:30 AM – Travel to Roong Reuang bus station
10:00AM – 12:00NN – Arrival at Bangkok, Ekkamai
12:00nn – 12:30NN – MRT to Hua Lampong station
12:30nn-1:00PM – Check in at Chic hostel
1:00PM- 1:15PM – Bus to Chinatown  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
1:30PM-3:00PM – Lunch at Chinatown (wag itry mas masaya pag gabi)
3:00PM – 3:30PM – Bus to Khao San Road
3:30PM – 6:00PM – Foodtrip at Khao San Road
6:00PM-6:30PM – Taxi to Platinum Mall
6:30PM- 8:00PM – Shop at platinum mall
8:00PM-9:00PM – Pratanum night market
9:00PM – 9:30PM – Taxi to Chic hostel

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📍 Day 4: Bangkok

7:00AM-8:0AM – Travel to Damneon floating market
8:00AM – 12:00nn – Lunch and shop at Floating market
12:00nn – 1:00pm – Back to hotel
1:00PM- 1:30PM – Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trai Mit)
1:30PM- 1:45PM -Travel to Wat Pho
1:45PM-2:30PM – Wat Pho
2:30PM – 3:30 PM – Wat Chana Songkhram
3:30PM- 4:00PM – Trave to Siam Center
4:00PM-6:00PM- Explore Siam Mall and shop at MBK center
6:00PM-6:30PM – Travel to hotel  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
8:00PM – 10:00PM – Foodtrip at Chinatown

📍 Day 5

6:00AM- 7:00AM – Train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport

5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

▪️ EXPENSES

📍 Day 1 – Bangkok and Ayutthaya

▪️ DTAC simcard with 7-day unli Internet – 120 baht
▪️ Train from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Phaya Thai
(45mins)– 45 baht  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
▪️ Train to Victory Monument (15mins)– 15 baht
▪️ BTS Victory monument station to Mo Chit bus station (15mins) – FREE!
▪️ Bangkok minibus to Ayutthaya (1 and 1/2 hour)– 60baht
▪️ Motorbike rental for one day – 200 baht/2
▪️ Motorbike gas – 50 baht/2
▪️ Transpo to Ayutthaya train station (10mins)– 20 baht
▪️ Ayutthaya train station to Hua Lampong station (2hours)- 20 baht
Temples
📌Wat Chaiwatthanaram entrance fee(1hour) – 50 baht
📌Wat Mahathat entrance fee(30mins) – 20 baht
📌Wat Na Phra Men(10mins)- Free
Meal
Breakfast – 60 baht
Merienda – 40 baht
Dinner – 100 baht  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary

📍 Accommodation – dormitory female-shared room

Rabbitat Hostel – one train away from the airport, very clean, with comforter and aircon + free breakfast + walking distance from BTS Phaya Thai and Platinum mall– 300 baht
Ayutthaya expenses: less than 500 baht with food
Total expenses for day 1: 975 baht

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5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

📍 Day 2 expenses for Pattaya:  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary

▪️ BTS Phaya thai to Mo chit – 30baht
▪️ BTS Mo Chit to Mo chit bus station – 7 baht
▪️ Pattaya minibus- 140 baht with baggage, 100 baht if no baggage
▪️ Taxi to Arya Inn – 120/2
▪️ Taxi driver transpo rental to Nong Nooch and Cartoon network– 800baht/2
📌Cartoon network entrance fee – 1250 baht
📌Nong Nooch entrance fee – 500 baht
▪️Accomodation – Arya Inn 750 for 2 persons
Far from station, but sobrang sulit ng bayad and malinis.
Meal:
Lunch – 150baht
Milktea – 60baht
Pad Thai – 80 baht
Total expenses for day 2: 3027 baht

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📍 Day 3 expenses – Bangkok

▪️ Truck to Roong Reuang bus station bus station – 10 baht
▪️ Pattaya bus to Bangkok, Ekkamai – 110 baht
▪️ BTS Ekkamai to Asok – 30 baht
▪️ MRT Sukhumvit – Hua Lamphong – 30 baht
▪️ Bus number 53 to Khao san road – FREE
▪️ Tuktuk to Khao san road from Chinatown – 200 baht / 5
📌Khao san road and Chinatown food trip – 300 baht
▪️ Taxi to Platinum mall 120 baht/2
▪️ Shopping – (?)
📌Taxi from Platinum mall to Chic hostel – 100 baht/2
▪️Accomodation -Chic hostel with free buffet breakfast and pool and very accessible. 200meters away drom MRT hua lamphong and walking distance to Chinatown– 1400 baht for 2 persons and 2 nights
Total expenses for day 3 – 1150 baht

5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

📍 Day 4 expenses:

Free breakfast buffet
📌Tour package to Damnoen Saduak floating market with transpo, boat and roundtrip hotel transfer – 350 baht
📌Wat Trai Mit entrance fee– free
Bus number 53 to Wat Pho – FREE
📌Wat Pho entrance fee – 100 baht
📌Taxi to Siam center (20mins)– 100 baht/ 2
▪️ Shopping (?)
▪️ Taxi to Hua lamphong – 100 baht /2
📌Chinatown foodtrip – 300 baht
▪️ Tuktuk to Chic hostel – 100baht/2
▪️ Total expenses for day 4 – 900 baht

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📍 Day 5

Free breakfast buffet
MRT hua lamphong to Makkasan (20mins) – 20 baht
ARL Phetchaburi to Suvarnabhumi airport (30mins)– 40 baht
Total expenses for day 5 – 60 baht
Food – 40 baht
✔️ Thailand total expenses – 6152 baht = P9224.12

5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

📍 TRAVEL TIPS ‼️

1. Mura lahat, kung wala talagang budget, mag-Bangkok na lang kayo kaya ng P3000 allowance
2.  Mag-book na agad ng hotel sa traveloka.com, accessible din via phone. You may download Traveloka app. Before booking, check first if accessible ba siya sa lahat, I suggest around Phaya Thai kasi acccesible sa airport and bts papunta ng Pattaya and Ayutthaya. It’s also better to book ahead of time para sure na safe sa immigration 5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
3. Madali mag-travel lalo na sa mga first-timer like me, kaya make-sure yung hotel niyo malapit sa BTS hindi sa Khao san road kung gusto niyo mag Pattaya and Ayutthaya. Pero kung Bangkok lang malapit sa temple yung Khao San
4. Research well! Lalo na sa mga temples kung worth it ba puntahan and malayo, download na rin yung bts map nila. Sobrang helpful
5. Same traffic sa Pilipinas akala ko joke lang
6. Hindi sila magaling mag-English, kahit nga ‘water’ hindi alam pero atleast ngingiti na lang sila haha
7. Mag-download ng offline translator at maps.me kasi nga ang hirap makipag-usap, yung driver namin hindi marunong mag-english so pahirapan talaga
8. Don’t use sentences when talking to them, they can only understand phrases.
9. Buy DTAC simcard sa airport instead of AIS, you’ll save 200baht unli net yun and sobrang bilis
10. Sometimes it’s cheaper to ride taxi kapag dalawa kayo than using train.

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5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

11. Mag-bus para makatipid, minsan magugulat ka free pala. You can ask people from the hotel para alam mo na kesa mahirapan kang makipagusap sa locals sa labas.  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
12. Scam legit ang TUKTUK, Yung offer nilang 500 kaya maging 80baht kung magaling ka, pero magtaxi kana lang comfy pa, mas mura unlike here. Ride Tuktuk only for experience, dont make it a habbit.
13. Be friendly to save money. Lalo na kapag sasakay kang tuktuk, you can join to other tourists na pupunta rin sa way mo.
14. Madaming tour package sa Khao San road na ‘baka’ makamura ka if makipagtawaran ka, gets nila na hindi natin afford pag nalaman nilang Pinoy tayo. Pero in our case medj naloko kami. We paid 350 baht for floating market tour with roundtrip hotel transfer, pero hindi kami sinipot but we were able to reimburse our money. kaya oks lang. You can try other alternative floating market na kaya namang i-taxi lang
15. The best experience yung foodtrip sa Chinatown. Mas sulit kesa sa Khao San.
16. You can’t enter temples kapag maiksi mga damit mo
17. Sobrang sarap ng milk tea sa 7 eleven, puro yelo lang haha
18.  Sobrang init, akala ko same lang sa Pilipinas pero 36 degrees kami nun 2 weeks ago. Sunblock will be your new bestfriend.
19. Expect mong mas mahal lagi price sa foreigners kesa locals
20.  Unahin niyo yung Bangkok para hindi masyadong pagod and mas maraming mapuntahan pa like Mini Siam sa Pattaya and more temples sa Ayutthaya and Bangkok.
21.  If you’re a solo traveller, mag-dorm kana lang. May tatlo akong nameet from diff countries, nagkakilala lang daw sila sa dorm
22. Shopping is life. Mas nag focus na lang kami sa shopping kasi sabi nila sobrang mura daw sa Thailand pero kapag kinonvert mo sa peso parang divi rin. Maganda mga damit sa Platinum para siyang 168kaya lang until 7pm lang siya. Sa MBK ka makakabili ng souvenirs, para siyang Gh.

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5D4N DIY Thailand itinerary (Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Pattaya) for less than ₱10,000
Photo by Xzar Lim

📍 AYUTTHAYA

▪️ Walang sakayan ng van sa VICTORY MONUMENT sa Mo Chit lang!  5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary
▪️ Mag-rent ng motorbike kung marunong, masaya sobra kalaban mo lang ang init.
▪️ If not, tuktuk bagsak mo, sali kana lang sa other tourists para mas makatipid. Be friendly to save money.
▪️ Or avail ka sa Khao San Road ng package madaming nagkalat dun, just make sure to give your number and your full address. Muka naman silang legit namali lang ata ng hotel samin
▪️ Agahan para maraming mapuntahan, 3 hours lang kami sa Ayutthaya pero sulit na siya kasi sobrang ganda nung dalawang temple.
▪️ Hanggang 6pm lang ang minibus so wag magpagabi kundi magtratrain ka
 May elephant dun kaso wala kaming time

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📍 PATTAYA

▪️ Sa Ekkamai kayo sumakay less hassle instead of Mo Chit
▪️Mahal mga pagkain dito kasi puro foreigners
▪️Night life at Walking street, wag mo ng i-try lol nagandahan lang ako sa aesthetic ng lights hindi ko alam ang pinasok ko, pero madami rin namang matinong bar 😂
▪️ Sobrang mahal ng Cartoon network pero sobrang sulit!
▪️ Sobrang ganda rin ng Nong Nooch!!!!!!
▪️ Walang transpo here kagaya ng Tuktuk other than private car, so magrerent ka talaga ng private car to Nong Nooch. Don’t try motorbike kasi sobrang layo.
 May elephant sa Nong nooch
▪️ May blue car sila na parang jeep.

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Travel tax, shopping allowance, and roundtrip airfare are not included. 5D4N DIY Thailand Itinerary

You may book your airfare through Traveloka.com, I got mine for almost P4200 roundtrip airfare. You may also check SkyScanner to see cheapest airfares or download their app.

If you’re afraid to travel alone, sa Thailand kakayanin mo sa dami ng tourists dun. Sometimes it is not about how beautiful the tourist destinations are, it’s how you made friends and memories along your journey.

This video sums up our experience in Thailand!

Feel free to pm me if you have questions.

Before you travel:

Check out budget hotels via AGODA
Check out budget hotels via BOOKING 
See here for Klook’s discounted entrance fees, tours, and activities in Bangkok 
See here for KKday discounted entrance fees, tours, and activities in Bangkok 
Download the SkyScanner app here 

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