What itinerary, you have not told us what it is yet? What do you want to see and do ? Nobody is a mind reader, and there are dozens of things you could do if you had time. It will take two hours travel between Bangkok and Pattaya, plus any time going from where you are staying to the bus station at Ekkamai, or the bus station at Morchit, whichever is closer to your hotel.
Krishanu S Hi
Welcome to TA. For your information, TA is not a tour planning platform nor Tour Agents though the initials are the same. TA is a group of volunteer contributors with travel experience in a particular or more giving feedback to a post travel timeline and/or places
My two cents worth, see the travel agent in the Land of the Cotton Spinning Wheel to customize a timeline for you. In India forum, you post a request, you get a planned timeline which defeats the objective of this forum. Thailand no TA contributors would be doing this for you.
Browse the internet as there are tons of information on Bangkok and Pattaya. Know what you want, how to get there, where to stay, what to eat and drink will decide your budget. Since you can post this request, I am very sure you can be the finger jockey on the keyboard.
Come to TA again until you are ready to post your timeline.
For a short visit you have fewer things you can do with available time. For Bangkok questions go to the Bangkok forum. If friends have boasted of doing a zillion things in 6 days consider they were lying to you!
What everyone needs to know is how to get from Bangkok city area or from one of the two airports.
Also everyone needs a hotel in a good location so you have stuff to walk to instead of paying for custom rides. You should know how to use available transportation in Pattaya.
Probably helpful to know where to eat, maybe some shopping opportunities and entertainment.
For the above things you can do a forum search and read the FAQs on the side. At the top of this website page under the green bar is a link for THINGS TO DO.
Map of Pattaya:
In Bangkok most people who have not been there before want to visit the Grand Palace, Wat Poh( which is in the next street to the Grand Palace and is famous for a huge 40 meter long sleeping Buddha and also a massage school. Then across the other side of the river there is Wat Arun( Temple of Dawn) which is a chedi about 50 meters tall and is shaped like the Eiffel Tower. It is covered in porcelaine tiles and glittering mosaics and shines in the sunlight. Then you could take an Orange Flag Express Boat going upstream for about an hour to Nonthaburi in north Bangkok which has a nice traditional market and is in an untouristy location. Tickets are bought on the boat and only cost 15 baht ( about 30 rupees) each direction. Make sure you get the boat back before about 6 pm or otherwise a taxi may be needed instead. Maybe in the evening you could visit Chinatown in Yaowarat Road for a meal or you could head to Khao San Road to experience some of the bars and restaurants there if you like a bit of partying. If you got up early you might be able to fit this into one day, but two
days if you spend a long time in each place. Many people spend a couple of hours in the Grand Palace because it is spectacular with a lot to photograph.
On another day you could visit Siam Square and Sukhumvit area to do some shopping and experience the nightlife. If you are interested in antique Thai buildings and furniture etc you could visit Jim Thompson House. He was an American who helped promote the Thai silk industry after the Second World War but then mysteriously disappeared in the 1960' s while in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, never to be seen again.
Pattaya is a much more modern city than Bangkok. I went there first in 1990 when there was only the beach road, a market and not much else except some seedy bars. Then I went years later in 2015 and it had changed into a massive city with hundreds of thousands of people, lots of big highrise hotels and a lot more bars and nightlife. The beach there is dirty by Thai standards but Koh Samet is nice, and some people like Jomtiem, a few miles further along from Pattaya. If out drinking in Pattaya late at night beware of gangs of ladyboys who hang around dark areas intending to pickpocket drunk guys walking home alone. Leave most of your money and valuables locked up in your room safe and only carry a couple of thousand baht and a photocopy of your passport when you go out at night.Edited: 24 March 2018, 20:56