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True story, I was planning a family vacation and it was a struggle to manage the family’s needs. I wanted to shop, someone else wanted to play and relax by the beach.

The perfect solution?

Have a combined family trip to both Bangkok and Hua Hin, so the family can enjoy both shopping and an escape to the beach!

If you’re craving a good shopping trip to Bangkok, but your family is bored with just shopping everyday – you should consider this combined trip instead.

You’ll have enough time to shop around Bangkok, and go on a beach adventure in Hua Hin too!

Read more: 25 Out-of-the-ordinary things to do in Hua Hin and Petchaburi region

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The best way to get around Hua Hin is to either rent a car, or hire a private chartered car with driver from Klook.

We’ve driven on road-trips ourselves, and have also used Klook’s custom tour. Frankly, we preferred Klook’s private chartered car with driver – they made our roadtrip much more comfortable and convenient.

We didn’t have to worry about driving + it was great to have a local driver around, to help with directions and suggesting new places to visit.

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Overview

This itinerary will cover everything needed to cater to your endless family needs, from suitable accommodation to wonderful places to visit and eat.

We’ve even plotted out the routes for you, so your journey will be less tiring and more exciting!

Here’s an overview of our itinerary
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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Total Cost Breakdown
Getting to Hua Hin and around from Bangkok
When to travel to Hua Hin?

Itinerary

Day 1

Hua Hin: Enjoy a winery tour, then explore a traditional floating market!

After arriving in Bangkok, take a car (3 hour ride) to Hua Hin and make your first stop!

(Depending on your flight timing, if you had an early flight, you’ll be able to have lunch at Hua Hin – otherwise, feel free to customise your itinerary according to your schedule.)

Go on a winery tour and have lunch with picturesque views – Monsoon Valley Vineyard (2 hours)

Make a pitstop at this stunning winery for lunch at The Sala (their restaurant) and a winery tour after! (Winery tour from 100 Baht per person, lunch at The Sala from 120 Baht)

Photo Via sunsun_b

More info on visiting Monsoon Valley Vineyard
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Enjoy a cultural shopping, sightseeing and food adventure – Sam Pan Nam Floating Market (2 hours)

Enjoy a different experience with the kids at this traditional floating market. A great place to have a culture (shopping and food too!) adventure with over 200 shops and 40 boat sellers.

Photo Via Connielevine,Pmpui_suratwadi

More info on visiting Sam Pan Nam Floating Market
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Get your camera ready for this story-book European petting zoo – Swiss Sheep Farm (1 hour)

This lovely Swiss Sheep Farm has a nursery rhyme/dream-like quality to it that you and the kids will enjoy. Aside from the New Zealand sheep, you will feel as though you have been transported through several European countries!

Photo Via Thatsofarah

More info on visiting Swiss Sheep Farm
Find out more on Klook!

Have dinner at this quintessential American-inspired cottage – Wilaiwan Hua Hin (1.5 hours)

Be charmed by this beautiful pastel-blue American-inspired cottage house. If you’re looking for a lovely place to have dinner and end your day, this is the place to be.

Once you’ve had dinner, you can choose to head to your hotel and check in for the night if you (or the kids) are tired after a long day. Otherwise, there’s one last activity to enjoy for the night!

Photo Via Ying_yingaraya

More info on visiting Wilaiwan Hua Hin
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Optional: For a dose of art, culture and more shopping! – Cicada Night Market (2 hours)

If you’re here during the weekend, Cicada Night Market is where you’ll want to be. By night, the lights are simply mesmerising.

The market itself is subdivided into 4 unique venues: Cicada Art Factory, Cicada Cuisine, Art à la Mode, and Amphitheatre. It’s pretty interesting to say the least.

More info on visiting Cicada Night Market
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Day 1 Route

Day 2

Hua Hin: Explore Santorini, have a luxurious afternoon tea, and beachfront dinner

Breakfast in enchanted elegance – Bliss Bakery & Café House (1 hour)

Located in European colonial settings, serving continental breakfast and fresh-baked pastries – this place will invigorate you and leave your family beaming with bliss. Remember to fill up on food so the family has ample energy for the fun day ahead!

Photo Via opallar

More info on visiting Bliss Bakery & Café House
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Feel like a Grecian god in little Santorini – Santorini Amusement Park (2-3 hours)

At Santorini Park, your family will feel as though you’ve just stepped out of Asia and into little Santorini, the Grecian paradise island. Spend a few hours having fun and bonding at this amusement park!

There are many rides and attractions throughout the park, as well as art, quirky shopping with local and international brands, entertainment and cafes. 😀

More info on visiting Santorini Amusement Park
Find out more on Klook!

Have an afternoon retreat and lunch – Neem Trees Thai Bistro (1 hour)

After all that fun, make your escapade to this lovely bistro. With all that greenery surrounding the bistro, your family can relax and have a soothing lunch before the next activity.

Photo Via Eatandtraveldiary,Junericee

More info on visiting Neem Trees Thai Bistro
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Take it easy and make cute memories – For Arts’ Sake (1-2 hours)

This 4D art museum in Hua Hin has some surprising highlights. Different art and special sound effects are separated by zones.

From  Imagination Zone and Childhood Zone to The Mirror Climb, Piano Stairs, Illusion Windows and more – the family is bound to be delighted with the experience – and photo opportunities!

Photo Via Cake_mingvorakarn

More info on visiting For Arts’ Sake
Find out more on Klook!

Have a French-styled family afternoon tea – The’ Tea House (1 hour)

Nature and elegance come together to create The’ Tea House, a classy establishment in FN Factory Outlet that serves French cuisine and tea.

Treat the family to a special afternoon tea in Hua Hin… Why not!

Photo Via Bkkmenu

More info on visiting The’ Tea House
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Stroll around, relax and maybe shop a little at this hip beachfront mall – Seenspace Hua Hin (2 hours)

Seenspace Hua Hin is a stylish beachfront mall with the occasional celebrity where people go to relax by the beach. You can also shop here with mid-range to affordable designerware here. (Sretsis has their Sretsis Mermaid Bar and Shop here too!)

Photo Via Subi_liu

More info on visiting Seenspace Hua Hin
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Relax and enjoy family dinner on the beach – Oceanside Beach Club and Restaurant (1.5 hours)

The best way to end your last night in the Hua Hin, have a relaxing family dinner on the beach! It’s situated right on the beachfront, offers lovely ambiance, live music, delectable food, and even refreshing cocktails (if the adults wish to indulge a little).

Photo Via Beerzbella

More info on visiting Oceanside Beach Club and Restaurant
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Bangkok Accommodation

Day 2 Route


Day 3

Hua Hin and Bangkok: Play Harry Potter, see the sharks, and dine in a teddy castle!

Breakfast at this restaurant, mini farm and shopping outlet! – 1000Sook Food and Farm

Before you leave Hua Hin, dig into breakfast at 1000Sook Food and Farm. Your kids will love the mini farm’s sheep, Shetland ponies, ducks, and rabbits.

Have a relaxing stroll through the farm, and if you’d like, there are horse-drawn buggy rides here too!

Photo Via Octaviayenni,Pangjeedz

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Lunch for the adventurous and imaginative explorers! – Mocking Tales

Once you’ve arrived in Bangkok, it’s time for lunch! Visit this new magical Harry Potter-esque cafe. Even the desserts they serve are a treat to behold. Not only do they glow, some even catch fire.

Step through the gates and fight dragons together with your child in one hand and a coffee in another!

Photo Via Mayya135

More info on visiting Mocking Tales
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Swim with sharks and shop the Siam area! – Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, Siam Paragon

On the bottom two floors of Siam Paragon Centre in Bangkok, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World might just be the most marine-tastic experience you’ll have in Thailand’s capital. It’s something refreshing to do in Bangkok after Hua Hin!

The best part is, you’ll be able to walk around the Siam area and do some shopping if you wish, after! Kids are happy, so are the adults.

Photo Via Alexeytverskoy,Finedachill

More info on visiting Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Find out more on Klook!

Have dinner in a castle filled with fluffy teddies – Teddy Castle

This beautifully decorated castle holds many wonders and every angle seems to be crafted just for instagram. From walking the drawbridge to entering the dining hall, you’ll feel its childlike grandeur and marvel in it.

At this wondrous place, I’m sure you’ll be able to get your kids to eat just about anything. (Their Strawberry and Seaweed Salad has been recommended quite a few times!)

Photo Via Ryoiireview,Hempowerment

More info on visiting Teddy Castle
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The first of your Bangkok shopping! – Palladium Night Market

If you’re looking for a convenient night market to shop at that has kids’ clothes too. This is the one to go to. It’s located centrally at Pratunam area, and has a lot of things on offer – including a good variety of kids’ fashion.

Otherwise, you may also choose one of these other weekday night markets in Bangkok!

Photo Via Pamwanders

More info on visiting Palladium Night Market
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It’s been a long day, so go ahead, check in, and have a good rest to end Day 3!

PS: If the adults would like a little more shopping time with the kids in town, feel free to check out our shopping guide/itinerary to help maximise your time.

Day 3 Route


Day 4

Bangkok

Also read:

9 Family rooms and 2-bedroom suites in central Bangkok

28 Fun family-friendly things to do with kids in Bangkok

Got a fussy kid? we know just the place (there’s a pool too!) – Melange Bangkok

Even the fussiest kid would be happy here. Design your own breakfast at Melange Bangkok! Add as much cheese or bacon to your eggs and have them done exactly to your liking.

Aside from a kid’s playroom, there’s also a pool for the waterbabies, so make sure you bring a change of clothes.

More info on visiting Melange Bangkok
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Fly a plane with your kids, and watch them enjoy being pilots for the day! – Flight Experience Bangkok

How unique is this? Get the opportunity to fly a plane (it’s a simulated flight!) with your kids. This aviation entertainment center offers visitors the chance to operate a Boeing 737-800NG flight simulator. For most of us, it’s probably as close as we’re ever going to get to flying the real thing – and it could inspire your kids’ future career. Who knows? 😛

Photo Via annlukmee

PS: If you’re looking for other fun activities to do with your kids, check out our top 5 selections below!

Snow Town Bangkok (575 Baht / USD $18.40)
Himmapan Avatar Show (837 Baht / USD $26.80)
Laser Tag @ Siam Laser Games (328 Baht / USD $10.50)
Sampran Riverside Crafts & Workshops (850 Baht / USD $27.20 – Adults; 425 Baht / USD $13.60 – Children)
Kidzania Bangkok (550 Baht / USD $17.60 – Adults; 860 Baht / USD $27.50 – Kids aged 4 to 14; 500 Baht / USD $16 – Toddlers aged 2-3)

More info on visiting Flight Experience Bangkok

If you and your kids share a love for dogs, look no further for lunch – Big Dog Cafe

This place will have your little ones falling in love with dogs of all shapes and sizes. From large breeds such as an Alaskan Malamute, a milk white Chow Chow, the cutest fluffy English Sheepdogs and more – check out more of their doggos here.

While dog handlers are on the scene to ensure safe interaction with the dogs, do be sure to keep a watchful eye on your kids!

They serve pretty tasty pasta too. And if you’re lucky, you might get to see the doggos swimming in their special doggy pool too!

Photo Via Tiyan8,Marina_is_

More info on visiting Big Dog Cafe
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Shop away and have dinner here (kids’ stuff here too!) – Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

Heard about those places “only locals know about”? Well, we figured out Indy Night Market Dao Khanong is one of them, and it’s only half an hour away from the beating heart of Bangkok!

Bags full of graphic tees, trendy fashion, handmade faux leather sandals and stylish jewelries – all at super affordable prices (read: local prices).

They also have kids’ clothes and shoes here too!

More info on visiting Indy Night Market Dao Khanong
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Day 4 Route


Day 5

Bangkok and home

Finally a grown up brunch spot that you can bring your kids to! – Brainwake Cafe

Complete with a kids’ menu and a kids’ corner so you don’t have to worry about the kids, this is just a really nice spot to relax at while having your last breakfast/lunch in Bangkok!

It’s also a good place to squeeze in some quality time with your partner too, while you two look fondly over your children entertaining themselves like little ladies and gentlemen. (All you need is a mimosa to make that moment complete.)

Photo Via Mom.in_.bangkok,Ksenya_savva

More info on visiting Brainwake Cafe
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Before you leave, test your puzzle-solving skills – Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok

At Bangkok’s best escape game, you’ll have to test your puzzle solving skills in order to survive.

These types of attractions are booming worldwide, and Bangkok is one of the best places to try out this phenomenon.

During the game, you’ll have to channel your inner detective to solve a series of riddles and puzzles as well as find hidden clues in order to escape from the locked room.

While Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok is fun for the whole family, we can imagine that small children may find this to be a scary and difficult environment. Can your family escape before time runs out?

PS: Another great option for a simple and fast family activity before leaving Bangkok, try Laser Tag @ Siam Laser Games (328 Baht / USD $10.50)

More info on visiting Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok
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Treat yourselves to a sumptuous lunch before leaving! – It’s “happened to be” a closet

Beginning with a garden area that looks straight out of “Alice in Wonderland” a world for the off-beat and free-spirited awaits inside.

This cafe is a hidden whimsical place that will enchant everyone from the kids to the adults.

The food is really good, and there’s even a semi-outdoor area with a pool for kids only. There’s also the quirkiest lifestyle shop hidden in the café itself (it really is an actual house!)

More info on visiting Its “happened to be” a closet
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Day 5 Route


Total Cost Breakdown (for 2 adults and 2 children)

Accommodation – Hua Hin: USD $49 x 2 nights = From USD $98
Accommodation – Bangkok: USD $88 x 2 nights = From USD $176
Transportation – Bangkok to Hua Hin (if you are driving): USD $35 x 3 days = From USD $105 (if you prefer the convenience of a private charter car – USD $127 for 3 days = USD $381)
Day 1 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $75.50
Day 2 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $147
Day 3 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $103
Day 4 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $87
Day 5 Meals and entrance fees (before heading back to Bangkok): From USD $80

Total for 5D4N: (from USD $871.50 / USD $218 per person)

Note: You’ll only need a car to get to Hua Hin, around Hua Hin, and back to Bangkok. You won’t need a car for your time in Bangkok.

There’s a great family vacation waiting for you in Bangkok and Hua Hin, so what are you waiting for? Book your next trip to Bangkok and have a great time with the fam!

Getting to Hua Hin and around from Bangkok

1. Train – Head to Hualamphong Station (Bangkok’s main train station), for an adventurous 4 to 5 hour train ride down to Hua Hin. Rates go from USD$16 per trip.

2. Bus – Travelling via bus to Hua Hin takes around 3 hours, almost the same time it takes to travel by plane, and cheaper too from USD$5. Head down to Sai Tai Mai (Southern Bus Terminal Bangkok), and book a (comfortable and air-conditioned) ride with Hua Hin Pran Tour. Buses depart from 4am at 40-minute intervals.

3. Car – We recommend taking a car in Bangkok for your time in Hua Hin. The journey is relatively straightforward, and will take up to 3 hours. The best part? Having a car will make exploring Hua Hin and Petchaburi much easier!

3-a. Private chartered car with driver – Highly recommended. We’ve rented cars and driven on road trips ourselves, and have also tried hiring private chartered cars with driver (most convenient!).

You won’t have to worry about taking turns to drive or getting lost, when there’s a local who’ll handle these. All you’ll need to do is focus on your family/friends and enjoy the trip to the fullest!

Klook offers very competitive rates from USD $127 per car. Check out their customisable Hua Hin Itinerary with Driver!

3-b. Rent a car:Not recommended for inexperienced drivers. If you’re confident on foreign roads, then you can simply load the directions on GPS (or Google Maps on your phone).

When renting a car, make sure to check your rental car thoroughly – from ensuring that everything is working fine, to when it was last serviced. (Europcar Thailand, from USD $35 / approx. 1091 Baht per day)

When to travel to Hua Hin?

Best time to visit: October to February (Cool, dry weather!)

Summer season: March to May (It’s hotter than usual, but still good to go.)

Rainy season: June to September (While it’s the rainy season, short showers are usually expected in the afternoon, and the temperatures are cooler. Good to go too!)

Now you have the perfect family itinerary in your hands for a great shopping+beach+adventure getaway to Bangkok and Hua Hin.

PS: This Khao Yai family itinerary with customisable private car charter might interest your family too! And if you’re looking for more fun weekend and day-trips less than 3 hours from Bangkok, we have you covered.

Enjoy!

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