Where is the easiest place to travel with your family? The answer that no need to think is self-sufficient traveling to Thailand, because going to Thailand is super easy, “cheap”, do not need to apply for visas, not to mention food, lifestyle is very similar to other Southeast Asean countries, not to mention It is also a shopping paradise for all ages. So, especially for those who travel far away with your parents or family for the first time, you can consider Thailand to be the first choice. You can refer to this basic Thailand travel itinerary, simple but also quite interesting in 5 days 4 nights created by Living Nomads. So, how to spend 5 days in Thailand with your family perfectly? Let’s check out our suggested Thailand itinerary 5 days family (family itinerary for thailand in 5 days, family trip to Thailand for 5 days) from how to get to Thailand, best places to visit and top things to do, what to eat… to find out the answer!

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Grand Palace, Bangkok.
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market | family itinerary for thailand
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Rod Fai Night Market (Ratchada Train Night Market) – One of the best night markets in Bangkok. | family itinerary for thailand

Family itinerary for Thailand for 5 days: Day 1 — Getting from the airport to city center

Morning: Getting from the airport to the hotel

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Suvarnabhumi Airport | family trip to thailand

There are many ways to getting to from the airport to Bangkok center, but in the experience of not only us but also many others, you should not choose public transport to go, if traveling with family. Because luggage will be bulky, carrying around will be very tiring, not to mention traveling in a large group of people, the possibility of “get lost” will be very high as well. So you can choose:

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Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Aiport

Grab: Book Grab is much cheaper than catching taxi right at the spot, so you can consider. Remember to buy your 4G sim card in advance with strong network to book and contact Grab drivers. This 4G Sim also helps you to look up information, communicate with people very conveniently. However, book Grab service still takes time to wait, not to mention sometimes no driver received or “unlucky”, they received and then canceled.


Private transfer service: It will be very convenient and economical if your family has 4 or more people, Klook’s private car charter is very spacious, clean and … fragrant: “>. One of the advantages of booking private airport shuttle service is that you will not waste time, after landing at the airport, bring your luggage and have a driver waiting to take you to the hotel immediately. SPECIAL: The car with the dedicated driver of Klook is always available 24/7, never extra charge to pick up passengers at night.

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Link to book the private airport transfer service:

Afternoon: Discover Siam area

What to play in Thailand on the very first day? After a refreshing break of strength, hanging out in Thailand, first explore the Siam area which is the central area of Bangkok. This area has a few shopping malls, buildings must go such as:

Siam Discovery: The newest shopping mall, newly built 1, 2 years ago. However, here are all luxury brands.

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How to go: Take the BTS to Siam Station, exit 1.

Siam Center: This area has a little more cool, teenagers love to gather here like Ion Orchard in Singapore.

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Siam Center Shopping Mall, Bangkok

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How to go: Take the BTS to Siam Station, exit 1.

Siam Paragon: As the older downtown, there is not much things to play like the new ones, but in return there is Siam Ocean World – the aquarium located in the basement of Siam Paragon is very beautiful, although as an adult but I love it, I just wish I could go and hug some of the dolphins. The entry ticket is also soft, the combo ticket to both Siam Ocean World and Bangkok Wax House Madame Tussauds (If anyone has not visited Hong Kong wax house, let come here, beautiful as well). The Aquarium is in the basement, and the Wax House is on the 6th floor. Buy at Klook you will get 50% discount compared to buying directly at the spot, link to book: SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

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How to go: Take the BTS to Siam station, Exit 3 to Siam Paragon.

Central World: As a shopping mall combines administrative, we go and see that Vietnamese tourists are very fond of this shopping district, every time I come, I also see my compatriots ^^. Probably in this area, there are many affordable items that suit the style of Vietnamese people.

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How to go: Take the BTS to Chit Lom Station, Exit 1.

Evening: Have fun in Khaosan

How to go: Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin Station (Silom Line), then take a taxi or catch Grab.

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Khaosan food | family trip to thailand

Coming to Bangkok must definitely visit Khaosan once. Bui Vien – Ta Hien of Thai version, this area in addition to the pubs, bars are very bustling, the food here is also quite delicious.

Option 2: Or go to Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market Night Market – one of the night markets you definitely to visit when coming to Bangkok.

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Tom Yum at Rot Fai Night Market.

How to get there: From BTS On Nut station, take a taxi or songthaew and ride about 20 minutes to Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Station / Opening hours of the market: 5pm – 1am, Thursday – Sunday.

Family trip to Thailand — Day 2: Bangkok – Hua Hin

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Hua Hin coastal city | family itinerary for thailand

Where places should go in Thailand? Pattaya? It’s too familiar and old, it’s fun to go to Hua Hin now. Hua Hin is about 200km from Bangkok, the ride takes about 2.5-3 hours to getting there. Different from Pattaya which has been degraded quite a lot, Hua Hin has built many new super cool places to attract more tourists.

How to get to Hua Hin?

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Hua Hin Railway station

Option 1: Take the Big Bus, buy tickets on Level 1 of the airport, the ticket counter is located between Gate 7 and Gate 8. This is a large, comfortable bus that runs directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and stops at Hua Hin Airport.

Option 2: Take the Minivan. Minivan parks at 2 points: Mochit Bus Station and Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal.

Option 3: Private 10-hour car charter sevice ride from Bangkok to Hua Hin: Traveling directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin to visit, the 10-hour tour package itinerary, 24/24 service, suitable for families on vacation with children or groups crowded from 2-10 people.

Links to book the private transfer serivces and tours here:

Best places to visit in Hua Hin

Santorini Park: This is a complex of amusement parks including shopping area decorated with blue – white architecture typical of Santorini island and water park.

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Santorini Park Hua Hin

1000 Sook Food and Farm: A farm for lovely sheep, your family can visit and experience for feeding them.

Hua Hin Beach: Walking on the beach and having a horse riding along the coast is very noble.

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Plearnwan Village: A complex of shopping, dining, built in the traditional Thai style. Very nice shops are located close together.

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Plearnwan village

Night market: If you go on weekdays, there is Chatchai Market, and if you go on weekends, there is Cicada Market. These night markets sell countless super delicious food, you just need to buy the coupon and then visit each stall to pick and pay with the coupon, in addition, there are also some souvenirs at affordable prices, you can buy it as gifts.

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Grilled giant prawn

FN outlet: Shopping area for discounted products, if you hang around, you can be bought some pretty bargain items (usually down 50-70%).

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To go all the places in Hua Hin, you need spend at least 2 days. However, if the your time is tight, it is good to remember the holy link of Klook, which helps your family to visit all the highlights in Hua Hin in 10 hours then return to Bangkok smoothly, not tired at all. Not to mention there will be a snack, breakfast again. Thoughtful & wholeheartedly!

Recall the private day trip here: Hua Hin Custom Tour from Bangkok: Vana Nava Waterpark, Khao San Roi Yot National Park, Swiss Sheep Farm, The Venezia Hua Hin and More

Evening: Come back to Bangkok to have dinner and rest.

Thailand itinerary 5 days family — Day 3: Bangkok

Continue the Thailand self-sufficient travel itinerary on day 3:


Option 1: Explore Chatuchak market (if on weekends)

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Coconut ice cream at Chatuchak

How to go: Take the BTS to Mo Chit station, exit 1.

Opttion 2: Visit temples

Thailand is famous for being a Buddhist country, with countless famous and sacred temples. For convenient travel and sightseeing, you can book a half day tour to visit the temples including: Wat Benchamabophit Temple, Wat Pho, Wat Traimit of Klook. Day tour will pick up your family from 7:30 am and return to the hotel at 12am.

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Wat Traimit

Link to book the tour to visit temples and shrines: Bangkok Old City Half Day Tour.

Afternoon: Shopping at Platinum and Big C

Platinum is a whole building with 3 blocks with each block of has 6 floors just for selling… clothes. Coming here, let prepare your health and a little thick wallet to shop for satisfaction. On average, a T-shirt costs about 140 bath, a shirt costs 300 bath, fashion jeans are around 330 baht – 400 baht.

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T-shirts at Platinum Fashion Mall, Bangkok
T-shirts at Platinum Fashion Mall, Bangkok

Big C: Opposite the Central World, the supermarket is very big, lots of interesting things that in Vietnam do not have. Food, cosmetics, shampoos are all very good, especially in Big C that sells fish snacks, bento squid seafood snack, cheap and delicious.

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Evening: Massage + Dinner

Thai specialties are traditional foot and body massages, after a day of shopping, a tired walk, you can spend 30 minutes – 1 hour to massage. Massage shops are open a lot in Bangkok, the price ranges from 200 baht/foot massage and 330 baht– 400 baht for a full body massage.

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The night in Bangkok is quite bustling and many activities, your family can choose one of the following activities:

Nanta Show: One of the most interesting and unique shows that combined with traditional Korean culture, this show is very famous in Korea, so if you can’t afford to go to Korea, you can still watch it in Thailand. Your family will be free to laugh, satisfy your eyes with funny performances combined with acrobatics, juggling special, you can select watching hours. There is also free shuttle bus pick up at Phetchaburi Station (Exit 1), at 7:30pm. Book via Klook is also discounted 40% compared to buying at the counter, too good !!!! Link to book tickets here.

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Fun cooking comedy is suitable for families and young people

Dinner on the cruise: A memorable dinner with family and live music, cruising on the poetic Chao Praya river will leave memorable memories for your trip.

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Chao Phraya Princess River Cruise. | family trip to thailand
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How to get there: Take the MRT to Hua Lamphong Station and take a taxi (50 Baht) to River City Pier.

Cruise boarding location: River City Pier/Boarding time: 7pm/Departure time: 7:30.

Links to book:

If your family loves the vibrant life of Bangkok at night, want to experience the countless street food at the night markets, as well as visit some famous temples and even enjoy the feeling of “speed” more then book right away the tour to explore Bangkok nightlife by Tuk Tuk.

Links to book:

Family itinerary for Thailand — Day 4

Morning + Afternoon: Floating Market

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market | thailand itinerary 5 days family

Places to go in Thailand on the 4th day is the floating market. Visiting floating market, your family will not only visit the riverside floating villages, enjoy the scenery of the countryside opposite to the bustling city across the river but also buy souvenirs, fruit specialties , the rich of Thai food. Especially, there will be small boats selling beer and refreshments, you can buy, open and drink, super satisfy!

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Klook has a half-day and 1-day floating market tour, both sitting on the boat and adding the option of cycling, the price is also quite “soft”. Please refer to the schedule as well as book the tour via these link:

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Another option for families with kids can spend a day playing in the Kindzania area. Here the children will be able to play more than 80 activities that simulate jobs for children such as doctors, firefighters, pilots, etc. The interactive games are extremely interesting and rewarding, built based on real-life situations and jobs.

Link to book: [SALE] KidZania Bangkok.

Address: 5th floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Center I Rd, 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.

How to get to KidZania: Take the BTS train to Siam Station, then walk to Siam Paragon Mall.

Evening: Have dinner buffet at Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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Baiyoke is the tallest building in Bangkok, different from having dinner on a boat and watching the river, enjoying the cool breeze, the feeling of having dinner on the 81nd floor and have panoramic view of Bangkok at night, so great. After eating, remember to go downstairs to take photos as well as have space to sit and enjoy the views.



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Note: Buffet dinner tickets at Baiyoke is very “hot”, you should book in advance to not run out of space on your travel date.

The links are here, book immediately:

After eating, if you have plenty of time then walk around, drink coffee, stop by pubs and bars in Asiatique The Riverfront area is also quite ok.

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Asiatique The Riverfront night market
A restaurant in Asiatique Riverfront Market

Address: Charoenkrung Soi 72-76, Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phrayakrai District, Bangkor Laem, Bangkok 10120

How to go: Saphan Taksin station, Exit 2, then take the ASIATIQUE The Riverfront’s shuttle boat or express boat.

Family itinerary for Thailand — Day 5: Check out and heading to the airport

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On the last day, let’s take a leisurely, get up and eat, sipping coffee and then if you have time, go to shopping for what you need and then go to the airport. The means of transport to the airport is still the same.

So the self-sufficient tour to Thailand for 5 days 4 nights has ended. Have a good trip!

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Bangkok you can refer to

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Royal palace Bangkok

Are you looking for more Bangkok travel guide and top things to do in Bangkok: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Read more: Bangkok travel blog — The fullest Bangkok travel guide blog for a budget trip to Bangkok (BKK).

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